Tuesday January 18-th, 2022

A laser pointer could hack your voice-controlled virtual assistant A laser pointer could hack your voice-controlled virtual assistant

They could take over smart speakers 230 to 350 feet away by shining laser pointers utilizing a telephoto lens. Scientists from Tokyo and the University of MI have demonstrated that they could control Google Assistant , Apple Siri, and Amazon Alex...

Zimperium and Google Partner to Fight Bad Apps through App Defense Alliance Zimperium and Google Partner to Fight Bad Apps through App Defense Alliance

This move comes after Google failed to deliver its new in-car navigation experience: Assistant Driving Mode. Zimperium , the global leader in mobile threat defense (MTD), announced today that Google has selected Zimperium to help ensure the ...

Fossil's Hybrid H1 Smartwatch Boasts 2-Week Battery Life Fossil's Hybrid H1 Smartwatch Boasts 2-Week Battery Life

In brief: Fossil on Wednesday added a new member to its hybrid smartwatch line. We don't normally see e-ink displays on smartwatches any more, but that's changing today. Two models are available: the gold Charter HR and the darker Collider HR....

BMW M2 CS is a Future Classic BMW M2 CS is a Future Classic

For BMW fans, the M2 CS will also be a poignant auto. The M2 has garnered a loyal following amongst performance vehicle enthusiasts and this latest version is the most impressive yet. Mechanically the M2 CS features an upgraded engine and sophi...

Netflix debuts button to skip jokes of Donald Trump Netflix debuts button to skip jokes of Donald Trump

The inclusion of a content-skipping button, however, is an interesting development from a company that is no stranger to controversial content-or comedy for that matter. According to him, the skip option is meant to be "another joke in the special", ...

Virgin Media hangs up on BT with Vodafone mobile deal Virgin Media hangs up on BT with Vodafone mobile deal

The contract between the firms will start from 2021 and run until 2026, and for the duration Vodafone will "supply wholesale mobile network services, including both voice and data to Virgin Mobile and Virgin Media Business". Customers are being pro...

Thieves' Jack 'CouRage' Dunlop Signs Exclusively With YouTube Gaming Thieves' Jack 'CouRage' Dunlop Signs Exclusively With YouTube Gaming

Fortnite megastar Tyler "Ninja" Blevins left the platform for an exclusive deal with Mixer in August and was later followed by Michael "Shroud" Grzesiek . His YouTube channel is now comprised of reposts of his Twitch streams. His pact to ...

Netflix Soon Won't Work on Certain Samsung TVs Netflix Soon Won't Work on Certain Samsung TVs

Netflix yesterday said that a small number of older Samsung TVs would no longer support its service as of December 2, which the Korean giant says is due to technical limitations. As for Samsung, the company had a notice about the issue on its support...

Hackers can control your smart speakers by shooting laser beams at them Hackers can control your smart speakers by shooting laser beams at them

This would trick the device's voice assistant into responding to the light that hit the microphone's membrane as if it were sound. Recently, researchers from the University of Electro-Communications based in Japan and the University of MI based i...

Xerox considers takeover offer for PC maker HP Xerox considers takeover offer for PC maker HP

The report comes just a day after Xerox signed a deal to sell its stakes in joint ventures with Fujifilm after the latter agreed to dismiss its $1 billion lawsuit against the U.S. He was replaced by 30-year HP veteran Enrique Lores. Xerox is do...

Trump Promised ‘Unwavering’ Support for Ukraine in Alleged Letter to Zelensky Trump Promised ‘Unwavering’ Support for Ukraine in Alleged Letter to Zelensky

Transcripts were also released Monday as Democrats move toward the public phase of their impeachment inquiry , with public hearings conducted by the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees likely in the coming weeks. Volker also cast doubt on ...

Jay Leno Finally Fixed Up The Broken Bronco Craig Ferguson Gave Him Jay Leno Finally Fixed Up The Broken Bronco Craig Ferguson Gave Him

Inside, Leno's Bronco has an Eagle Ottawa leather upholstery. Rinse, lather, repeat. It is only fitting that Jay Leno's 1968 Bronco restomod would be on display. The new V8 engine is mated to a five-speed TREMEC Silver Sport transmission with a Qui...

Microsoft rolls out new cloud tool for analyzing business data Microsoft rolls out new cloud tool for analyzing business data

Microsoft Corp announced on Monday a new service aimed at helping large businesses put to use the huge amounts of data stored in corporate systems. At the same time, Fortinet FortiCWP's integration with Azure provides customers with increased v...

The Inquiry: Sondland confirms quid pro quo in testimony The Inquiry: Sondland confirms quid pro quo in testimony

Trump has denied wrongdoing and accused Democrats of unfairly targeting him in hope of reversing his surprise victory in the 2016 presidential election. The release comes as two White House officials - Wells Griffith, senior director for worldwide en...

Apple has been working with Valve on AR Headset (Rumor) Apple has been working with Valve on AR Headset (Rumor)

The latest DigiTimes report essentially confirms Kuo's predictions. Up to this point, Valve has dabbled in Augmented Reality but shifted all of its focus towards Virtual Reality a few years ago, leading to a number of Valve employees be...

Mario and Sonic Team Up For A Party Today Mario and Sonic Team Up For A Party Today

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 does offer a story mode in which the heroes are thrust into a time-traveling adventure caused by Dr. Eggman and Bowser. Between traversing the famous locations of Japan on the story mode map, having a blast on new and exci...

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Is The Best-Selling Fighting Game Ever Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Is The Best-Selling Fighting Game Ever

The brawler positions second among all Nintendo Switch games, overwhelming Super Mario Odyssey however st... Street Fighter II originally launched in 1991 and proceeded to release seven unique versions following it taking the world by storm.

FCC formally approves the T-Mobile-Sprint merger FCC formally approves the T-Mobile-Sprint merger

The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday issued its formal approval of the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, a proposed $26 billion tie-up that would unite the No. They've also pledged to provide 90 percent of Americans with access to mobile ser...

Kristen Stewart Returns As Host Kristen Stewart Returns As Host

Elizabeth Warren Town Hall - While SNL has been bombing with a lot of their satire during the presidency of Donald Trump , whenever they use Kate McKinnon as Elizabeth Warren , it usually works out. Kristen excitedly announced in a promo vid...

Slow iPhone sales did not stop Apple from Q4 revenue ever Slow iPhone sales did not stop Apple from Q4 revenue ever

Revenue of $64 billion exceeded analyst predictions of $63 billion. For the December quarter, the company forecast revenues of United States dollars 85.5-89.5 billion, a small increase from USD 84.3 billion in the year-earlier period. Apple shares...

Popular Fortnite YouTuber Faze Jarvis permanently banned for using aimbot Popular Fortnite YouTuber Faze Jarvis permanently banned for using aimbot

Fortnite YouTuber Faze Jarvis has been making Fortnite videos for over a year, accruing almost two million subscribers in that time. "I'm not sure how many of you know this but I've actually been permanently banned on Fortnite for life", ...

Epic to fix performance issues in Patch v11.01 tomorrow Epic to fix performance issues in Patch v11.01 tomorrow

The dev team has revealed certain reference to Fortnite Save the World getting new content, even when posting on the Battle Royale Reddit page. Epic Games has shut down the servers to deploy the new patch that is seemingly going to improve the ga...

November 2019 Android Security Update Now Available for Pixel Devices November 2019 Android Security Update Now Available for Pixel Devices

Google's new astrophotography mode didn't debut with the Pixel 4 , but otherwise the software backing the cameras felt complete. Surprisingly, Google generously updated the phone to Android 10, much to the delight of phone owners. The improvements t...

Microsoft and Warner Bros. debut glass-based future of movie archiving Microsoft and Warner Bros. debut glass-based future of movie archiving

Brad Collar, who is leading these efforts at Warner Bros.as the studio's senior vice president of global archives and media engineering, explains that he was intrigued upon hearing about Microsoft's technology as it sounded much like old audio record...

Lasers can silently issue 'voice commands' to your smart speakers

They said opening the garage door by taking over Google Home was easy to do, and they could've easily made online purchases, opened doors protected by smart locks and even remotely unlocked cars connected to voice AI-powered devices by using the same...

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT