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Microsoft bug-tracking database was 'hacked by Wild Neutron gang'


The group exploited a flaw in the Java programming language to access employees' Apple computers, before moving into the company's network, Reuters said. More than a week after stories about the breaches first appeared in 2013, Microsoft published a brief statement that portrayed its own break-in as limited and made no reference to the bug database. Read More »

Team Fortress 2 Gets a Change of Scenery with 'Jungle Inferno' Update


With that said, in Saxton Hale's words, "Welcome to Jurassic Yeti Mercenary Park!" Mercenary Park seems to be only one small portion of this update. The video below doesn't really show much of the map, it being a new animated short providing some narrative colour to the proceedings. Dubbed "Mercenary Park", it's a "new jungle-themed disease-ridden three-control point map" created by Valve. Read More »

Sony Music becomes a video game publisher with new Unties indie label


Unties will publish games for PlayStation 4 , PSVR, PC and - yes - Switch . The company has formed a new games publishing label called Unites to "penetrate the ever-expanding video game market with indie games". The first of those titles is Tiny Metal by developer Area 35, which will be released for Switch, PS4, Windows, and Mac OSX. The developers remained optimistic, having secured funding for the basic vision of the game but everything fell to nearly radio silence while they ... Read More »

Google Maps gets - and then loses

Google explained to Maps users who encountered the feature that "the average person burns 90 calories by walking 1 mile". "This walk burns around 313 Calories - that's nearly 3 mini cupcakes ", reads a message within the app's walking directions. Read More »

Garmin Speak brings Amazon Alexa and Global Positioning System navigation to any vehicle

Whilst it has been possible to use Alexa from your vehicle previously by mounting your phone and using the Alexa app, this is the first device that has been designed with this goal in mind. "Our vision is that the Alexa service will be everywhere our customers want it, including inside the vehicle". Garmin Speak users can ask the always-ready device a multitude of requests that include news briefings, weather forecasts, sports stats, and traffic. Read More »

New Nokia smartphone to be unveiled on October 19

The gif on their TMALL page says "qi" which in Chinese which refers to the number seven with the text saying new Nokia phone is coming this week. So people are getting exciting about the new smartphone and that could be the new Nokia 7 smartphone. Read More »

Essential is being sued over its modular accessory technology


Keyssa - a start-up funded by Tony Fadell - has claimed its wireless data-transfer tech was stolen by Essential - a smartphone manufacturer founded by Andy Rubin . More accessories are planned. Essential apparently held talks with Keyssa about using its technology in the PH-1 for ten months, but then chose to end the relationship and use a chip from a different company, SiBeam. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 Launched, Features Rugged Body And Mid-Range Specs


Just like its predecessor, the new Galaxy Tab Active 2 is also a rugged Android tablet that Samsung claims is aimed at professionals working in tricky environments like construction sites. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is already a great phone for all practical purposes. Speaking of the camera, while there are no details regarding the rear camera module, the renders reveal that these two could be the first from the brand to come with dual front cameras. Read More »

Google Maps can now help you explore other planets and moons

This is stated in the company blog. But now you can see images of Jupiter's moons Io, Europa and Ganymede and Saturn's moons Mimas, Dione , Enceladus , Rhea, Titan, and Iapetus . Google Maps is both wonderful and a little terrifying at times. The new additions of the Google Map have been introduced when the NASA and other Private Space companies plan to start human settlements on Mars . Read More »

The Adobe Flash Farewell Tour Offers A Vulnerability Encore

BlackOasis has been observed several times over the past two years using previously unknown software bugs to install FinSpy on the systems of Middle Eastern dissident or opposition groups, with some of its targets being based in the United Kingdom, according to Kaspersky . Read More »

Qualcomm is trying to get iPhone sales banned in China

Qualcomm Inc wants to hit Apple Inc where it hurts most: iPhone sales in China - one of its biggest global markets where most of its flagship smartphones are made. Apple then claimed that Qualcomm had repeatedly been found "guilty of abusing their position" by industry officials in several countries. Chinese regulators fined Qualcomm $975 million in 2015 over antitrust violations. Read More »

Pokemon Go: Gen 3 Pokemon Coming in Halloween Event


And finally, there's the Halloween-themed splash screen, featuring several Pokemon from the third generation games, Ruby and Sapphire . With that said, Pokemon Go players should start getting ready for a new season of hunting spooky monsters such as Marshadow, Banette, Duskull and many others. Read More »

Apple iPhone 7 Outsells the Newly Announced iPhone 8


According to a Chinese publication Xinhuanet , the smartphones have made their way through the manufacturing process and been shipped from a Foxconn factory. Throughout 2017, reports from suppliers claimed that issues with Apple's new security system could delay the release of the iPhone X . That was borne out by Apple's decision to launch its tenth anniversary phone in September, but delay its official release until 3rd November . Read More »

Apple ordered to pay $440 million to FaceTime patent troll

Over the years, more iPhone models were added to the complaint and last year a jury awarded VirnetX $302.4 million . With interest and legal fees, the total amount rises to Dollars 439.7 million. "This is the third time a jury has ruled in our favor against Apple ", said Kendall Larsen, VirnetX CEO and president, in a statement. This is because Apple was found guilty of willful infringement by a judge, who then bumped the payment amount from $1.20 per infringing Apple device to $1.80 per ... Read More »

A Glimpse Into Insider Trading And Ownership At Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI)

The company was upgraded on Monday, September 18 by UBS. Buckingham starting coverage on the stock with a rating of "Buy". (NASDAQ: ATVI ) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, January 13 by Mizuho. It has outperformed by 31.13% the S&P500. Several firms have shifted positions in (ATVI). Analysts forecast earnings per share of $0.44, down exactly $0.02 or 4.35 % from 2014's $0.46 EPS. Read More »

The Destiny 2 PC launch trailer is here


There's a lot of reasons to look forward to the new release, so even if you played through what the console versions had to offer, you still might want to snap up the PC version too and go through it all again. Newcomers to Destiny can get caught up on what they've missed in our handy beginner's guide (the first game was never released for the PC, don't forget) and we've also got a detailed breakdown of the Leviathan, the game's first raid and "the pinnacle of the PvE end-game". Read More »

Ex-Uncharted Dev Alleges Sexual Harassment at Naughty Dog


Not long after, Ballard says he suffered a mental breakdown at work, and Sony's Human Resources department got involved. They cited the company was moving in a different direction and my job was no longer needed. A separate tweet (which has now been removed, but is still up on NeoGAF) suggests a second incident of harassment at Naughty Dog . Sexual harassment has been a hot-button issue in the media recently, following dozens of accusations by actresses that known producer Harvey ... Read More »

Star Wars Battlefront II Blags a Limited Edition PS4 Pro Bundle


Additionally, standard black versions of the PS4 Pro and PS4 will be bundled with the base edition of the game. The classic icons are also present on the Dualshock 4 controller, as well as the Star Wars logo on the touch pad. Dedicated Star Wars fans who find themselves without a gaming console looking to play Battlefront II will be excited to learn that PlayStation will be producing exclusive bundles that both include the game, a PS4, a controller and some unique bonus features. Read More »

The new iPhones will be Apple's most successful ever, says analyst Ives

Sageworth Trust Co now owns 1,082 shares of the iPhone maker's stock valued at $156,000 after buying an additional 200 shares during the last quarter. TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: "Angela J. Ahrendts Sells 63,388 Shares of Apple Inc ". However, he based his upgrade of Apple Inc . If you are accessing this piece on another site, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of USA and global copyright law. Read More »

Capcom Offers New Details on Upcoming Resident Evil 7 DLC


After being left behind at the Baker estate, there was not much else known about the fate of Zoe, but this DLC looks to explore that cliffhanger. There's a brand new trailer out that offers a peek into the world of End of Zoe , introducing a unusual outdoorsman named Joe who ends up meeting with Zoe, starting a chain of events that ends up intertwining the both of them. Read More »

Leaked 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Owner's Manual Tells All


With all the leaked information it's only a matter of weeks until the 2018 Jeep Wrangler (JL) is finally unveiled. Predictably, Jeep has chosen to keep the car's throwback styling, with subtle tweaks to the headlights, grille and indicator cluster refreshing the appearance of the 2018 model year vehicle. Read More »

CD Projekt Red Defend Against Negative Rumors


Today the developer issued an official statement via Twitter, responding to the rumors, and giving a bird's eye overview of the situation. In it, co-founder Marcin Iwinski, and studio head Adam Badowski said that they needed to break their silence because of fears that players may think the Cyberpunk 2077 project is in trouble. Read More »

Faulty airbags sees Mercedes recall 400000 cars in UK

No deaths have been reported and the issue is not related to the massive recall of Takata air bag inflators worldwide. Vehicle manufacturers have recalled millions of cars around the world over airbags made by now-bankrupt Japanese firm, Takata. Read More »

BlackBerry Limited (BBRY) is Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd's 8th Largest Position

The firm has "Equal-Weight" rating given on Thursday, September 29 by Morgan Stanley. Several other equities analysts have also commented on BBRY . In the latest earnings report the EPS was $0.97 and is expected to be $0.06 for the current year with 530,000,000 shares outstanding. The ratios of the return on assets (ROA) and the return on owner's equity (ROE) are the most used profitability ratios in the analysis while ROI deals with the invested cash in the company and the return the ... Read More »

Woz wants to retrain you for a career in tech

The Apple co-founder is launching Woz U, a digital institute aimed at helping folks not only figure out what type of tech job they might be best at, but train for it. One will work with tech companies to recruit and train, or even retrain, a workforce through subscription-based curriculum or on-site customized programs. Read More »

Airtel's selling the iPhone 7 at Rs 7777

Further, the iPhone 7 128GB is available at downpayment of Rs 16,300 and the iPhone 7 Plus 32GB and 128GB are available at a down payment of Rs 17,300 and Rs 26,000 respectively. Airtel says all smartphones listed on the Online Store will comes with affordable down payment options with monthly installments that come with built-in postpaid plans. Read More »

Bixby 2.0 to Be Announced Next Week at Samsung's Developer Conference


It appears like Samsung is ready to launch more handsets from its Galaxy A-series as purported renders of the Galaxy A5 (2018) and Galaxy A7 (2018) have hit the internet, giving a good view of how it will look like when released. Besides that, it looks like the phones will be retaining their excellent metal and glass bodies with broadly the same button layout. However, it didn't yield the set the button to perform some other operation, which said a lot about Samsung being serious about ... Read More »

Samsung to launch NB-lot Global Positioning System smart tags soon


But Samsung has today announced the Samsung Connect Tag, one of the first mobile consumer products that uses the fledgling narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) standard to connect devices. Other useful features include pressing a button on your phone to have the Connect Tag send its location to the handset (this is useful if you need to pick up your kid from somewhere or if you lose your vehicle in a crowded garage). Read More »

Huawei Y6 Pro (2017) With A Metallic Body Launched: Price, Specifications!

Chinese handset producer Huawei has propelled the new Y6 Pro (2017), which is an overhauled variation of the Huawei Y6 (2017). It features a 5 inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. As we mentioned, the smartphone also features a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor for the biometric authentication process. Connectivity options also include Bluetooth 4.1, GPS/ A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro-USB, and Glonass. Read More »