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Harman Kardon has been teasing its new Microsoft Cortana speaker


The speaker will offer 360 degree sound and go in tandem with seven microphones to make sure that Cortana can hear your voice in noisy environments. Additionally, users can make and receive calls with Skype . "With natural language recognition and deep integration with Microsoft's suite of knowledge and productivity tools, Cortana is the most productive digital assistant and already used by more than 145 million people on PC and mobile devices". Read More »

Google Fuchsia: A very, very early first look


What Fuchsia really is and what Google plans to do with the operating system is a complete mystery. Talking about different cards, they look like Google Now suggestions. The cards and stories can be dragged around the screen and expanded into various proportions including one quarter, a third, half, or three quarters of the screen. Read More »

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Patch Now Available


The full patch notes have been released for you to read as well. The update also makes attachment icons load faster in create-a-class and the Gunsmith menus, while a bug that allowed players to equip camos they didn't actually have has been fixed. Read More »

In Europe, US, Improved AIDS Drugs Increases Life Expectancy by Ten Years


Image credit: University of California Santa Barbara."Combination antiretroviral therapy has been used to treat HIV for 20 years, but newer drugs have fewer side effects, involve taking fewer pills, better prevent replication of the virus and are harder for the virus to become resistant to", said Trickey in a statement . Read More »

Payday 2 Is Coming To Virtual Reality


StarBreeze Studios Overkill Software is the team behind this title but they are already working on a completely new FPS game for the VR experience. The game highlights the HTC Vive set-up. The Payday 2 VR teaser trailer demonstrates players using the HTC Vive's motion controllers and full-body tracking to hide behind cover, order hostages, shoot weapons, steal jewelry, and revive fallen teammates. Read More »

Vivegam teaser of Ajith Kumar shows Hollywood style of Kollywood


Ajith's superstar screen presence and powerful lines in the clip have instantly driven his fans insane. Vivegam Movie Teaser is released today on May 11, 2017. Fans are calling it a "glory to God" after watching the official teaser. The Gun bullet sounds in the teaser clip it looks like a kind of James Bond Movie. Read More »

Microsoft swift to fix 'crazy bad' Windows Defender bug

The update addresses a vulnerability that could allow remote code execution if the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine scans a specially crafted file. He added it was "tremendous" that Microsoft had released the patch so quickly. Rather than worry about their malicious software making it past Microsoft's anti-malware technology, attackers could simply exploit this flaw to run their malware automatically once their suspicious file is scanned. Read More »

Microsoft just released an emergency patch to fix a devastating new vulnerability

Because the Malware Protection Engine, or "mpengine" is created to stop bad code before it executes, it has a "filesystem mini-filter to intercept and inspect all system ... "So writing controlled contents to anywhere on disk (e.g. caches, temporary internet files, downloads (even unconfirmed downloads), attachments, etc) is enough to access functionality in mpengine", they wrote. Read More »

Microsoft Build 2017 - Day 1 Early Access

Be sure to check in with InfoQ throughout the day for more news and updates from this year's Build 2017 conference. "What happens to lower-level, blue-collar jobs that might be impacted" Gartner research director of app design and development Jason Wong ask rhetorically. Read More »

Minnesota college president: Racist message was fabricated


The reason I said in my earlier note that this was not a genuine threat is that we learned from the author's confession that the note was fabricated. " Unfortunately, Federal student privacy laws prohibit the college from disclosing the identity of the author of that note and from disclosing the actions taken by the college now that we know the author's identity ", Anderson said. Read More »

Xiaomi Launches Its First Indian Mi Home Store In Bengaluaru


The company is also planning to open 100 more stores in India in next two years and will set up Mi Home experience zones as well. Out of all the Mi Home stores , select stores will also have a dedicated zone where Mi fans can experience a wider range of products from Xiaomi's portfolio. Read More »

Indian high court denied right to prosecute state chief


UP Chief Secretary Rahul Bhatnagar informed the Allahabad High Court, on Tuesday, that the Principal Secretary (Home) Debashish Panda has denied the permission last week. Naqvi said the petitioners sought permission to file an application challenging the state government's order refusing to grant sanction for prosecuting Yogi Adityanath. Read More »

News from Day 1 of the Microsoft Build Developer Conference


Microsoft Bot Framework improvements . This new Azure offering, now available in private preview only, "allows developers and data scientists to configure an environment with parameters and run their models on multiple CPUs, multiple GPUs and eventually field-programmable gate arrays", Microsoft says. Read More »

Democrats want answers after Trump gives Comey the ax

In his letter to Comey , Trump stressed that the FBI director had told him "on three occasions, that I am not under investigation". A new director chosen by Trump could decide to drop the FBI investigation altogether, or not pursue it as aggressively as Comey has. Read More »

IPhone 7 world's best-selling smartphone in Q1

Apple may not sell as many smartphones as Samsung, but its iPhones consistently rank at the top of the sales charts, typically edging their Galaxy S rivals by a healthy margin. Apple has begun the production of iPhones in India making it the 3 countries where it has manufacturing plants. As witnessed in China, in-store presence has been the driving force behind Oppo and Vivo's successes, a strategy that is also working to their advantage in India. Read More »

Microsoft brings your hands into mixed reality with surprisingly affordable controllers


The motion controllers offer precise and responsive tracking of movement in your field of view using the sensors in your headset. Microsoft is expanding its effort to break into the burgeoning market of virtual reality, launching a set of motion controllers for the medium and announcing the coming commercial availability of the first immersive headset designed for Windows. Read More »

SpaceX launches Falcon 9 on secret, classified mission

SpaceX sent a classified USA spy agency mission on its way to orbit Monday morning, then brought the rocket's first stage home for a landing, possibly to fly again. Shear winds can blow so hard they can slightly bend a rocket and overwhelm its steering system's ability to keep a launch on-course. As the first rocket completely developed in the 21st century, Falcon 9 was designed from the beginning for maximum reliability. Read More »

Heat on Trump in Federal Bureau of Investigation case

Asked by reporters why he fired Mr Comey , Mr Trump said, "He wasn't doing a good job, very simply". Andrew McCabe , the man who stepped into FBI Director James Comey's shoes when he was sacked by Donald Trump , will get a public baptism of fire Thursday. Read More »

Snapchat shares tumble as results miss Wall Street targets

This concept was popularized by Snapchat. Analysts, on average, forecast a loss of 19 cents a share on revenue of $158 million, according to Yahoo Finance . Companies that tend to have massive user growth and growing revenue streams (Facebook) don't tend to focus as much on how many " snaps " users look at. Read More »

Korea's leader willing to visit North, talk to US, China


The new leader vowed to sincerely consult with the United States and China to resolve the issue on the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system. Two major challengers for South Korean president, a conservative and a centrist, conceded defeat Tuesday, paving the way for liberal Moon Jae-in to claim victory in an election that followed months of political turmoil caused by ousted President Park Geun-hye's corruption scandal. Read More »

Microsoft fixes remote hacking flaw in Windows Malware Protection Engine

Worse, MsMpEng is accessible remotely via a number of critical, ubiquitous Windows services, including Exchange and the IIS web server. "The file could be delivered via email or any other means", he explained in a blog post . "This is as surprising as it sounds", Ormandy stated in a bug report as part of Google's Project Zero task force. "This month's Patch Tuesday covers 57 vulnerability fixes", commented Amol Sarwate, director of vulnerability research at Qualys . Read More »

Chaos Erupts At Ft. Lauderdale's Airport After Spirit Cancels Flights

The issue is salary, and the two sides are wide apart. "The airport tries to work with our airline partner to work with our passengers". Meantime, authorities called to quell the melee in the FLL terminal say they arrested three passengers, all from NY, and charged them with inciting a riot, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and trespassing. Read More »

Climate envoys meet in Bonn despite Trump threat over Paris deal


The meeting was scheduled for Tuesday. White House spokesperson Kelly Love confirmed delay, first reported by Politico , in an email to TPM. Please keep the USA in the Paris Climate Agreement . United States President Donald Trump has delayed the decision on withdrawing from the Paris climate accord amid disagreements about the nature of the pact. Read More »

SpaceX launches classified spy satellite for USA government

Little was known about the payload, which a SpaceX commentator described only as a 'satellite, ' due to its classified nature. The customer for this launch is the National Reconnaissance Office - a US government agency that develops and maintains spy satellites . Read More »

Police from three states hunt for Justice Karnan


However, he refused to elaborate on the route and details, especially as a road route from Chennai to any Indian border will take a minimum journey of 36 hours. "Justice Karnan will not surrender until he gets justice. He demands that the union government file an appeal for him as he was sentenced by the Supreme Court without a trial", Kumar said. Read More »

Google purchases VR company Owlchemy Labs


The company is doubling down on their commitment to the space with the acquisition of VR studio Owlchemy Labs . Google already have a huge market presence via Daydream and Google Cardboard - due to the low-priced of their headsets - but have failed to serve that audience with much in the way of meaningful content. Read More »

SpaceX to Make First Military Launch Sunday Carrying Classified Payload

And typically, broadcasts of NRO missions are cut a bit short to hide the true objective of the satellite and where it's going. SpaceX lead mechanical design engineer John Federspiel, who hosted the company's webcast, said the SpaceX team chose to halt the launch "out of an abundance of caution" after noticing an issue with a sensor on the first-stage rocket booster. Read More »

Elon Musk's SpaceX launches top-secret spy satellite for US

EDT or 1100 to 1300 GMT from Florida's Kennedy Space Center. The launch was initially planned for Sunday, but was postponed in the last seconds before liftoff due to a sensor issue with the rocket. The NRO says it surveys potential threats to the United States by tracking terrorists and monitoring the development of nuclear weapons in other countries. Read More »

SpaceX Scrubs Spy Satellite Launch Attempt

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter that the mission launched successfully after almost being scrubbed by strong high-altitude winds . But SpaceX broke the monopoly in 2015, when the U.S. The company is believed to have launched a small satellite for the intelligence agency as a secondary payload during a December 2010 demonstration flight for NASA. Read More »

The Sage of Omaha on job cuts, Apple, Google, IBM

It's the company's largest shareholder. "And those who haven't been through cycles before are probably a little more prone to speculate than people who have experience the outcome of wild speculations", he said. Buffett said "it's bad" when airline executives get hauled before Congress, as Munoz and others were last week, but said the strategy behind his airline investments remains unchanged. Read More »

Apple iPhone sales fall again

Apple CEO Tim Cook blamed a "pause" as customers wait for the next iPhone which is due to release later this year, the BBC reported on Tuesday. Is Cook concerned by these numbers? The company boosted its capital return program by $50 billion United States, increasing its share repurchase authorization by $35 billion USA and raising its quarterly dividend by 10.5 per cent. Read More »

Microsoft unveils Surface Laptop with price tag of $999

However, whatever is available out of the Store won't be accessible to Windows 10 S users. The S stands for "streamlined, significant performance, and security", Microsoft Windows boss Terry Myerson said onstage at Microsoft's event. Interestingly, the efficiency built into Windows 10 S allows the new Surface Laptop to offer a whopping 14.5 hours of battery life. Windows 10 S will be offered free of cost for all the schools now running Windows 10 Pro PCs. Read More »

Samsung's mobile business struggles in Q1


In October of 2016, the company was forced to recall and discontinue the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 flagship smartphone due to a malfunction that caused batteries to overheat and even explode. It was the biggest quarterly net profit since the third quarter of 2013. Samsung's mobile division struggled in Q1, predominantly as a result of decreased Galaxy S7 shipments and a lower average selling price (ASP). Read More »