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OnePlus Phones Have Dangerous Hacking Backdoor

November 17, 2017 by   | Category: Mobile
OnePlus Phones Have Dangerous Hacking Backdoor

Hackers who obtained OnePlus phones can obtain virtually unlimited access to files and software through use of a testing tool called EngineerMode that the company evidently left on the devices. Robert Baptiste, a freelance security researcher who goes by the name Elliot Alderson on Twitter after the “Mr. Robot” TV show character, found the tool on a OnePlus phone and tweeted his findings Monday. Researchers at security firm SecureNow helped figure out the tool’s password, a step... 

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Microsoft Unveils ‘Near Share’ Wireless File-sharing Feature

November 17, 2017 by   | Category: Computing
Microsoft Unveils ‘Near Share’ Wireless File-sharing Feature

Microsoft last week unveiled another Windows 10 preview, a regular occurrence in its Insider program, that featured a handful of additions to the under-construction OS. One of those, called “Near Share,” is a simple wireless service meant for impromptu file transfer between devices. The easiest way to pigeonhole Near Share is to think of it as Microsoft’s belated doppelgänger of Apple’s “AirDrop,” the share service that debuted on Macs, iPhones and iPads six... 

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Square Allowing Bitcoins For Payments

November 17, 2017 by   | Category: Around The Net
Square Allowing Bitcoins For Payments

Payments company Square Inc announced that it has started allowing select customers to buy and sell bitcoins on its Cash app, as it looks to tap into a craze that has sent the cryptocurrency up nearly sevenfold this year. For the most part though, institutional investors have stayed away from bitcoin BTC=BTSP, the original and largest cryptocurrency in terms of market capitalization, despite outperforming all the world’s traditional currencies.  But Square, best known for its technology that... 

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DiD apple Rush The iPhone X

November 17, 2017 by   | Category: Mobile
DiD apple Rush The iPhone X

There seem to be more local problems popping up on Apple’s latest super expensive iPhone X. According to Macrumors, one of the bugs is related to audio. Some people rich enough to own the latest phone are reporting buzzing and crackling from the stereo speakers. Some people rich enough to own the latest phone are reporting buzzing and crackling from the stereo speakers. One customer took his crackling iPhone X back to the Mac shop where he bought it and Apple replaced it with another phone which... 

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Qualcomm Appears Ready To Battle Broadcom

November 17, 2017 by   | Category: Computing
Qualcomm Appears Ready To Battle Broadcom

Qualcomm is drawing up its battle plans to fight off a hostile takeover from Broadcom. The outfit is certain to reject rival Broadcom $103 billion bid as early as this week which would set the stage for one of the IT industry’s biggest ever takeover battles. Qualcomm’s board of directors could meet as early as Sunday to review the unsolicited acquisition offer and decide on its strategy, the sources said. The preparations for the board meeting indicate that Qualcomm is poised to rebuff the bid... 

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Are Researchers Close To Finding The Evasive Tetraquark

November 17, 2017 by   | Category: Around The Net
Are Researchers Close To Finding The Evasive Tetraquark

Flit, zip, jitter, boom. Quarks, the tiny particles that make up everything tangible in the universe, remain deeply mysterious to physicists even 53 years after scientists first began to suspect these particles exist. They bop around at the edge of scientific instruments’ sensitivities, are squirreled away inside larger particles, and decay from their higher forms into their simplest in half the time it takes a beam of light to cross a grain of salt. The little buggers don’t give up their... 

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Apple’s Latest iOS Update Increases Wireless Charging Rate

November 16, 2017 by   | Category: Mobile
Apple’s Latest iOS Update Increases Wireless Charging Rate

Apple’s latest iOS update has enhanced wireless charging on the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X making it 50 percent faster. Currently, the three iPhones wirelessly charge at a rate of 5 watts, but the iOS 11.2 update allows them to charge at a rate of 7.5w, which is a 50 percent increase. The charging update was spotted and tested out by MacRumors. Although wireless charging is new to the iPhone, it’s been around on Android devices for several years. iPhones use the Qi wireless... 

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Yahoo Out, Google In For Firefox Corporate Browser

November 16, 2017 by   | Category: Around The Net
Yahoo Out, Google In For Firefox Corporate Browser

Alphabet Inc’s Google picked up a previous location as the default search engine on Mozilla Corp’s Firefox Internet browser in the United States and other regions as the browser maker stunned Verizon Communication Inc’s Yahoo by canceling their deal. Google confirmed the move but declined, along with Mozilla, to disclose revenue-sharing terms of the multiyear agreement. Google’s growing spending to be the primary search provider on apps and devices such as Apple Inc’s iPhone has been... 

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Amazon Decides Against Offering ‘Skinny Bundle’ Video Service

November 16, 2017 by   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Amazon Decides Against Offering ‘Skinny Bundle’ Video Service

Amazon.com Inc has decided to cancel plans to launch an online streaming service bundling popular U.S. broadcast and cable networks because it believes it cannot make enough money on such a service, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The world’s largest online retailer has also been unable to convince key broadcast and basic cable networks to break with decades-old business models and join its a la carte Amazon Channels service, the sources said and has backed away from talks with them.  The... 

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IBM Expands Quantum Computing In The Cloud

November 16, 2017 by   | Category: Computing
IBM Expands Quantum Computing In The Cloud

The ever-shrinking Big Blue is expanding what it calls quantum computing as a cloud service. Since last year IBM has offered a 5 qubit version and now it is pumping up the volume to 20-qubits. The outfit also announced that IBM researchers had successfully built a 50 qubit prototype, which is the next milestone for quantum computing. Quantum computing is a difficult area of technology to understand unless you are a cat which can exist in two different states at once. The theory is that instead of... 

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Qualcomm To Power Alibaba

November 16, 2017 by   | Category: Around The Net
Qualcomm To Power Alibaba

Qualcomm and Alibaba have ported Alibaba Cloud Link One to run on the Qualcomm MDM9206 global multi-mode LTE IoT modem. This is all part of a cunning plan to allow developers to quickly develop and deploy solutions that connect with the Alibaba Cloud using LTE IoT connectivity and client software running directly on the LTE system-on-chip (SoC). Qualcomm pre-integrated the Alibaba Cloud Link One on to the MDM9206 modem, so that module manufacturers and IoT Tight and cost-effective integration between... 

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Xbox One X Beats PS4 PRO In The UK

November 16, 2017 by   | Category: Gaming
Xbox One X Beats PS4 PRO In The UK

The first week sales of Xbox One X is over 80,000 in the UK, GamesIndustry.biz can reveal. Retailers have shared data that reveal that Microsoft’s new super-powered console has sold as many units in its first week as Nintendo Switch did in March (hardware figures are up-weighted 20%. Xbox One X raw data is at 67,000). It’s first week sales are also well ahead of PS4 Pro, which did a little over 50,000 back in November 2016. Indeed, it took PS4 Pro four weeks to reach the same number. Of... 

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FDA Approves Digital Drug Tracking System For Meds

November 15, 2017 by   | Category: Around The Net
FDA Approves Digital Drug Tracking System For Meds

Soon making sure medication is taken correctly will be easier to track. The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug in the US with a digital ingestion tracking system. Abilify MyCite, an aripiprazole tablet embedded with an ingestible sensor, uses digital tracking to record whether the medication was taken. The tablet has been approved for the treatment of schizophrenia, acute treatment of manic and mixed episodes associated with bipolar I disorder, and for use as an add-on treatment... 

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Roku Signs Licensing Deal For Inclusion On Philips TVs

November 15, 2017 by   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Roku Signs Licensing Deal For Inclusion On Philips TVs

Roku Inc’s shares skyrocketed by 43 percent to a record high earlier this week after the streaming device maker said it signed a licensing deal that would put its technology on Philips-branded televisions in the United States this year. The company said the licensing partnership with Japan’s Funai Electric Co Ltd, which manufactures Philips N.V. televisions for North American, would place its operating system on Philips’ smart TVs.  Roku also said that it would give a $20 discount on its... 

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Qualcomm Rejects Broadcom’s Takeover Bid

November 15, 2017 by   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Qualcomm Rejects Broadcom’s Takeover Bid

Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm Inc officially rejected rival Broadcom Ltd’s $103-billion takeover bid, saying the offer undervalued the company and would face regulatory hurdles. Shares of Qualcomm were up 1.8 percent at $65.74 in early afternoon trading, while those of Broadcom were down 0.4 percent at $263.95. Broadcom said it would seek to engage with Qualcomm’s board and management, adding that it had received positive feedback from key customers and stockholders.  “We continue to believe... 

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