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Android Device Manager app renamed as 'Find My Device'

Samsung is trying some of that with its new Bixby Vision feature on the Galaxy S8 phones. The extent of Google's AI reach is everywhere from Google Photos to Google Assistant to Google Cloud Platform to damn near every other product or service the search giant has. Read More »

HTC launches 'squeezable' U11 smartphone to rival the iPhone 7

Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates! The first HTC U11 video HTC shared promotes the phone's design. Now the video itself is in Vietnamese so we are using our best guess to find out what is happening but from what can tell so far is that Edge Sense seems to be the big new feature this time. Read More »

Trump arrives in Riyadh, meets with King Salman

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Women here, including visitors and foreign dignitaries, are expected to be fully covered in public, including their head and hair, per religious and legal code. As he tries to calm allies anxious about his "America First" message, he'll be followed by fallout from his firing of FBI Director James Comey and the appointment of a special counsel to probe the president's campaign ties with Russian Federation. Read More »

Destiny 2 Gameplay Reveal

What happened at the Destiny 2 Gameplay Premiere? While PS4 and Xbox One players will be able to enjoy everything Bungie has in store on September 8, PC players will have to wait a bit longer to help restore the City to its once great glory. Read More »

China says hopes new S. Korean government will correct problems

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North Korea test-launched a missile on Sunday that many experts believe could be its most advanced yet, flying higher and longer than any previous missile. Under UN sanctions, states are banned from supplying North Korea with sodium cyanide and Pyongyang has to abandon all chemical and biological weapons and programmes. Read More »

French researchers claim cure for WannaCry-infected computers

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The fix is called wanakiwi and it comes from security researcher Benjamin Delpy . Suiche published a blog with technical details summarizing what the group of passing online acquaintances has built and is racing to share with technical staff at organizations infected by WannaCry. Read More »

U.S. should not stockpile cyber weapons, Microsoft says

In April, a group known as Shadow Brokers leaked NSA tools that were used to attack and break into Windows computers. As of today , it had spread to over 150 countries and reached more than 200,000 victims in an attack that exploited CVE-2017-0143 , a Windows-based remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability. Read More »

14th GST council meet starts in Srinagar

Daily-use items like sugar, tea, coffee and edible oil will attract the lowest tax rate of five per cent, nearly the same as current incidence. "It's a luxury product and price of gold has quadrupled in the last one decade", Isaac said. Total debt for the sector is at around Rs 4.5 lakh crore, while revenues are around than half this. Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu is reported to have said, "We could look at agreements that the GST council is expected to reach during its ... Read More »

Report Claims 10.5-inch iPad Pro Production Is Ramping Up For June

This move could help Apple offset new competition from its rival such as the Microsoft Corporation, as well as declining iPad sales. While Apple has not yet confirmed if it has the device launch lined up for the event, it is speculated that the iPhone maker will indeed update its iPad Pro tablet lineup considering the continuous decline in iPad sales. Read More »

Russian billionaire makes bid to buy Arsenal

Mr Usmanov, a metals magnate who owns 30 per cent of Arsenal , conveyed the offer in a letter to Stan Kroenke , the United States sports mogul, who controls a 67 per cent stake. Arsenal and Kroenke's American sports operation declined comment. "This includes the need to prepare a successor for Wenger, but in a very respectful way". Read More »

New Xiaomi Mi Max 2 will show next week

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Xiaomi is also teasing the upcoming Mi Max 2 on Weibo as well. And let's not forget that the first Xiaomi Mi Max was already a large smartphone that mixed aluminum and plastic to accommodate a big screen 6.44 inches Full HD. The phone will upgrade the battery to 5000mAh from the 4850mAh in Mi Max. It is powered by a 2.2GHz Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 Processor with 4GB RAM with Adreno 506 GPU. Read More »

Gylfi Sigurdsson could return to Tottenham in shock £25million move

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After a turbulent season which threatened relegation Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurðsson insists he is " not trying to leave or wants to leave" the Swans when the summer transfer window opens in July. "I think it'll continue to be like that because whatever happens, happens". I'm not trying to leave or want to leave. It's not like I want to go. Read More »

Texas congressman calls for impeachment of President Trump

The Senate intelligence committee wants former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey to appear before the panel in both open and closed sessions. Another New York Times report revealed that the USA ally from whom the information Mr Trump shared originated was Israel. Comey's memo - an apparent effort to create a paper trail of his contacts with the White House - would be evidence that president has tried to influence the investigation. Read More »

Chromebooks will get some new Android features before phones

Samsung is trying to some of that with its new Bixby Vision feature on the Galaxy S8 phones. We played with it a bit to find out. On the search page, type "Google Assistant" into the search bar at the top. Instead the Android O emojis adapt to the new times with a necessary facelift. Also, when you first launch the Google Assistant app on your iPhone, you have to log in to a Google account. Read More »

Hackers Just Stole $66000 in Bitcoin. Now What?

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Ransomware is a type of computer virus that encrypts data with a secret key. Researchers might find some additional clues in the bitcoin accounts accepting the ransom payments. In total, the hackers behind WannaCry made $69,535 by Tuesday morning, as payments continued to flow in. This worldwide cyberattack may end up inadvertently proving how transparent and efficient bitcoin is for complex, global transactions. Read More »

EBay Warns Net Neutrality Reversal Will Hurt Small Businesses

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The Federal Communications Commission has voted to move forward with Chairman Ajit Pai's plan to weaken net neutrality protections by ending "utility-style regulation" of the Internet. Under the contested FCC rules to "protect the open Internet", cable companies are not allowed to charge websites more for faster loading times and no content can be blocked. Read More »

Blood tests to resume at NHS cyber attack hospitals from tomorrow

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Meanwhile, Irish hospitals suspected of being hit by the global cyber attack had been targeted by a different, older virus, health chiefs have revealed. Speaking to ITV's "Peston on Sunday", Europol director Rob Wainwright said the attack was indiscriminate across the private and public sectors. "We're in the face of an escalating threat, the numbers are going up", he said, and added that the current attack was unprecedented. Read More »

Antarctica is greening due to global warming

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Moss banks are generally well preserved in Antarctica's cold conditions and analysing drilled core samples from the regions can provide information about the area dating back hundreds of years. What's more, the scientists warn that greening, together with increases in the number of visitors to Antarctica , could make it easier for invasive species to colonise the continent. Read More »

Worldwide cyber-attack "Wannacry"

In January 2014, the Obama administration ordered spy agencies to disclose weaknesses they find - but with a significant loophole: If a software flaw has "a clear national security or law enforcement" use, the government can keep the flaw secret and exploit it. Read More »

The Wannacry Cyber Attack Puts NSA Hacking Back Into Focus

The cyber experts have warned of a huge risk in near future as most institutions and individuals in Bangladesh use pirated software. "By failing to support older versions of its operating system, the IT company provided the hackers that stole the NSA's IT Tomahawk Missile the opportunity they needed", expressed The Independent , while The Inquirer voiced similar concerns in an article titled " Microsoft , it's not just the NSA". Read More »

Steel Partners Holdings LP (SPLP) Rating Lowered to C at TheStreet

A beta of less than 1 means that the security will be less volatile than the market. Therefore 27% are positive. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with "Equalweight" rating in Wednesday , July 13 report. Deutsche Bank downgraded AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS) rating on Monday, October 5. State Street Corp raised its position in Olympic Steel by 5.0% in the fourth quarter. Read More »

Surface Pro 4 successor leaks ahead of imminent unveiling

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Given the fact that it's only a refreshed version of its predecessor, it's a little odd that Microsoft went for the simple Surface Pro moniker instead. We know what you're thinking: this looks a lot like the current Surface Pro 4 that was launched in 2015. These accessories will be available in multiple colors and should feature slightly different designs as opposed to the Surface Pro 4's accessories. Read More »

Nottingham Forest confirm takeover by Greek consortium

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Nicholas Randall QC is set to take over as chairman, while Ioannis Vrentzos - who worked under Marinakis at Olympiakos - is Forest's new chief executive. Stanley believes Marinakis' plans for Forest could help stabilise the club and even push them on for a promotion back to the Premier League. "Forest is one of England's oldest clubs and one with a proud history of national and worldwide excellence". Read More »

U.S. envoy vows to call out countries backing North Korea

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Such moves underscore a willingness on the part of China's Communist Party leaders to fan the flames of anti-South Korea sentiment, said Korea expert Sung-Yoon Lee of Tufts University in MA. "From previous year, the South Korea-China relationship suffered a setback which should not have happened, and this is an unwanted situation", Wang said at the meeting. Read More »

Uber appeals arbitration ruling in Waymo lawsuit

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Levandowski left Google, started an automous truck company, and then was bought by Uber, and Waymo claims the truck company was just a sham for Uber to steal its tech. Uber sent Mr. Levandowski a four-page letter Monday saying he must comply with a court order issued last week that requires him to return 14,000 allegedly stolen files and an extensive accounting of any Uber employees' handling or knowledge of the files. Read More »

NASA's Van Allen Probes Find Radio Wave Shroud Enveloping Earth

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Upon explosion, a first impact wave ousted an extending fireball of plasma, a hot gas of electrically charged particles. The test was conducted over Johnston Island in the Pacific Ocean. These belts are bodies of charged particles held at bay by Earth's magnetic field - think of them like a purgatory for space radiation. The sun sends out millions of high-energy particles, the solar wind, which races out across the solar system before encountering Earth and its magnetosphere, a protective ... Read More »

Qualcomm working on tech that charges Electronic vehicles on the move

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Renault has revealed its vision for the future of electric auto recharging. This demonstration is just the latest example of dynamic wireless electric vehicle charging, or DEVC. The initiative is being undertaken by 25 organisations from nine European countries, including vehicle makers, suppliers, and automotive research groups. Read More »

Beware, WannaCry cyber attack may just be the beginning

A customer walks by the notice about "ransomware" at CGV theater in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, May 15, 2017. Companies are often slow to apply these fixes, called patches, because of worries that any software change could break some other program, possibly shutting down critical operations. Read More »

Oppo A77 launched with 4GB RAM and 3200mAh Battery

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The highlight of Oppo A77 is its 16MP front camera which comes with f/2.0 aperture, Beautify 4.0 and background blur feature. Oppo has unveiled another smartphone after R11 earlier this week. It runs on the company's very own ColorOS 3.0 which is based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The device is now up for pre-order in Taiwan with a NTD 10,990 price tag which is about $364. Read More »

ASUS ZenFone AR will arrive at Verizon this summer

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For those who are not aware, Tango is a technology platform developed and authored by Google that uses computer vision to enable mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, to detect their position relative to the world around them without using Global Positioning System, while Daydream is Google's take on the high-quality mobile VR experience. Read More »