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Tech Amazon Black Friday deals: here's when the madness begins
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Researchers at Japan's University of Electro-Communications and at the University of MI have discovered a way to hack into Amazon's Alexa , Apple's Siri Portal and Google Assistant from just over a football field away (110 meters), they announced in a white paper released on Monday.

Tech Takeaways from Ukraine testimony
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Nearly immediately, Donald Trump's Republican allies were quick to cite Sondland's testimony as powerful evidence in the White House's favor. The US envoy previously denied any politically motivated aid freeze. Volker testified, Vice President Biden wasn't corrupt, that the Ukrainians who worked with him and Hunter Biden were. The release comes as two White House officials - Wells Griffith, senior director for global energy and environment at the National Security Council, and Michael ...

Tech Apple & Valve Reportedly Collaborating To Develop AR Glasses For Gamers
Author: 0 Apple & Valve Reportedly Collaborating To Develop AR Glasses For Gamers

These claims were later backed up by Taiwanese analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who said that the Apple AR device would be entering production towards the end of 2019 (aka, now). DigiTimes has been known to have supply chain sources, which has led to several Apple leaks in the past, most of which have focused on the iPhone .

Tech Thanks to Microsoft, We Can Watch Superman for Thousands of Years
Author: 0 Thanks to Microsoft, We Can Watch Superman for Thousands of Years

Once formed, polarised light is then passed through the glass, which is decoded and read back using machine-learning algorithms. Project Silica's application of turning digital data into physical artifacts is what piqued the interest of Warner Bros., which now uses reels of film in temperature and humidity-controlled cold storage vaults to preserve its iconic and vast library of movies and TV shows.

Tech New Ford Bronco R Race Prototype Debuts in the Desert
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The Bronco R Prototype's styling is derived from the proportions of the original Bronco. Ford Bronco HeritageFord prepares for the next-gen Bronco with a stroll down memory lane. The exterior incorporates 15 LED lightbars from Rigid, including a grille sequence framing the new BRONCO brand lettering boldly. "We stretched ourselves, but it was worth it - and great fun".

Tech Apple reveals another record quarter with $64b revenue in Q4 2019
Author: 0 Apple reveals another record quarter with $64b revenue in Q4 2019

Quarterly earnings rose 4 percent to United States dollars 3.03 per share, supported by the ongoing share buyback. "I don't know every chapter of the book, but I think that will eventually happen", Cook told Reuters. On the other hand, Apple reported that it had reached a record high for the services business, which brought in $ 12.5 billion in Q4 (compared with $ 11.46 billion last quarter, and $ 10.6 billion from year to year).

Tech Overwatch 2 game director says leaks are
Author: 0 Overwatch 2 game director says leaks are "demoralising" to the team

Overwatch 2 is still now in an early development stage, so, unfortunately, there is no firm release date as of yet. What should have been a celebration for fans of these franchises has led to a moral dilemma: Will support continue to dwindle for Blizzard and their games or will armchair activism eventually lead to people booting up their Battle.net clients again? I have no idea.

Tech Microsoft reveals new Edge logo
Author: 0 Microsoft reveals new Edge logo

The logo looks like a wave and includes a similar Fluent Design style to the company's new Office icons. That will take place on January 15, 2020 for Windows and macOS users in over 90 languages. Microsoft says the new Edge and Bing search will also be more secure while using InPrivate tabs. Microsoft is also producing Microsoft Look for in Bing (previously identified as Bing for Enterprise) available on mobile telephones, not just desktop PCs.

Tech Microsoft Is Adding Natural Language Queries to Excel
Author: 0 Microsoft Is Adding Natural Language Queries to Excel

That means all your Office documents end up in one place, reducing the need to switch between apps, and saving space on your phone . And this includes documents you have stored in the cloud, and even those across your organization if using a work account.

Tech Here’s How You Can Get Free 1 Year Subscription for Apple TV+
Author: 0 Here’s How You Can Get Free 1 Year Subscription for Apple TV+

Just like with other Apple products and services, it is pretty straightforward to download movies and TV shows from Apple TV + for offline viewing. Though the company is asking for $4.99/month in the U.S and merely Rs. 99 for a monthly subscription in India , you can get the Apple TV + subscription for a year for free .

Tech Google to buy Fitbit for $2.1bn to boost hardware
Author: 0 Google to buy Fitbit for $2.1bn to boost hardware

The company will be folded in to the search giant, forming part of its hardware team, making a new generation of wearables. Aside from that, in a Friday (November 1st) statement, Google LLC was quoted saying that the company sought an opportunity to tap into wearable devices by introducing its own wearable devices and to invest a hefty amount in digital health, while industry analysts said following Google's announcement that the Fitbit Inc.

Tech Xiaomi Mi Note 10 to launch in Spain on November 6
Author: 0 Xiaomi Mi Note 10 to launch in Spain on November 6

Earlier, a launch event poster had leaked online which revealed that the Mi Note 10 smartphone will get launched in Poland on 14th November. The image comes in at a sizeable 71.8 MB. One camera supports 5x optical zoom. Under the hood, the Mi CC9 Pro will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor and a 5,260mAh battery with 30W fast charging - which should also be the case for the Mi Note 10.

Tech Red Dead Redemption 2's PC version lacks ray tracing
Author: 0 Red Dead Redemption 2's PC version lacks ray tracing

If you're looking to play early, you've still got a bit of a wait ahead. For a brief time, there was hope that the PC release of Red Dead Redemption 2 would have ray tracing; that hope has now been vanquished. If players were hoping to pick up the game on Steam, then they need to wait until December. It seems to begin with a bank robbery gone wrong, not too dissimilar to GTA V.

Tech Microsoft's Chromium-Based Edge Arrives on January 15
Author: 0 Microsoft's Chromium-Based Edge Arrives on January 15

Microsoft has unveiled the latest logo design for its internet browser Edge, which is still in beta mode. In fact, the new browser when launched should bring in a little good news for the users who are appalled by the bloated Google Chrome browser that attempts to take too much liberties.

Author: 0 FaZe Clan member Jarvis Kaye permanently banned on Fortnite

Jarvis explained in a video called' I was suspended from Fortnite ' that for what he did he could never even imagine a ban was possible. Breaking down in tears, Jarvis went on to apologise to Epic Games , the developers behind Fortnite , and begged them to reconsider his lifetime ban - as this means he is unable to create content relating to the game for his Twitch and YouTube channels.

Tech 'BlueKeep' bug similar to WannaCry mass attacking vulnerable Windows machines
Author: 0 'BlueKeep' bug similar to WannaCry mass attacking vulnerable Windows machines

Since its discovery, Microsoft immediately released a patch on May 14 to inform users to update their unpatched systems, and a much more urgent warning was also released on May 30. He says his honeypots started crashing on October 23, apparently as a result of attackers' attempts to exploit BlueKeep . Those machines would download a second encoded PowerShell script.

Tech Microsoft Japan Brings In 3-Day Weekends
Author: 0 Microsoft Japan Brings In 3-Day Weekends

Microsoft Japan's 2,300 employees also largely supported the better work-life balance - with 92.1 percent saying that they enjoyed the four-day system, the report said. Staff would, however, be encouraged to take time off to "rest smartly", it said. The average American works 34.4 hours per week, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics .

Tech Samsung Galaxy W20 5G rumored to be launched in China
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy W20 5G rumored to be launched in China

Samsung, naturally, hasn't commented on the leak , but given the recent issues surrounding the fingerprint scanners on its Galaxy devices , a shift to face recognition would certainly make sense for the company. Further, Ice Universe has also claimed that the Galaxy S11 won't just have a "normal 5x optical zoom", suggesting the flagship phone will offer high-end zooming capabilities.

Tech Microsoft App Combining Office Features In One
Author: 0 Microsoft App Combining Office Features In One

The new app debuts in public preview today. The new app is definitely a really nice addition to the Office family, and it will be interesting to see if Microsoft will eventually phase out the standalone Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps in the future.

Tech Adobe Photoshop for iPad now available in the App Store
Author: 0 Adobe Photoshop for iPad now available in the App Store

All of the documents created and edited on an iPad are automatically saved in Creative Cloud for access anywhere with Photoshop. Photoshop for iPad is unlike most of the apps Adobe has released for Apple's tablet in that - unlike the now available Photoshop Draw, Fix and Mix - Photoshop for iPad is a full-spec image editing and compositing app.

Tech Users of some iPhones, iPads urged to update OS to avoid issues
Author: 0 Users of some iPhones, iPads urged to update OS to avoid issues

Those using other 2012 and earlier Apple products such as fourth-generation iPad, iPhone 4S and other older iPads will also have to update their software to the lastest, respective versions available for devices . The update is necessary because of a "GPS time rollover issue", Apple said on its website . If your phone's screen says you have iOS 10.3.4 and is up to date you should be OK.

Tech Watch Dogs Legion 'will take full advantage' of PS5 and Scarlett
Author: 0 Watch Dogs Legion 'will take full advantage' of PS5 and Scarlett

Guillemot is talking about five games here, obviously, and he's referring to two titles that are yet to be announced . It's also worth noting that Ubisoft recently announced these three confirmed games would be delayed from their original, early 2020 release dates, possibly to align more with the release of the new consoles.

Tech Russian Federation tightens control on national Internet
Author: 0 Russian Federation tightens control on national Internet

On Friday, a controversial new law took effect in Russia: The so-called " sovereign internet " law, which mandates the creation of an independent internet for Russia. Unde the Russian firewall, internet service providers (ISPs) must install network equipment known as deep packet inspection (DPI). And blocking certain content could have "collateral damage" - effects that the government hasn't foreseen.

Tech Apple's WatchOS 6.1 Is Here, and It's Available for Apple AirPods Pro
Author: 0 Apple's WatchOS 6.1 Is Here, and It's Available for Apple AirPods Pro

Amazon's offering $14 off the regular price, though there's a slight shipping delay you'll have to contend with. The other big upgrade is swappable in-ear tips, ensuring a ideal fit. This week it's all about computers in our ears, or hearables, if you prefer. The Echo Buds comes with Amazon's Alexa assistant, which is far superior to Siri.

Tech Bethesda to refund Fallout 76 customers in Australia
Author: 0 Bethesda to refund Fallout 76 customers in Australia

As per the court order, the ACCC say ZeniMax will offer to provide refunds to consumers who contacted them between 24 November 2018 and 1 June 2019 to request a refund, assuming they have not already received one. The second nugget that might be useful for consumers to remember in the future is that the consumer has the right, in these cases of significant failure, to choose from fix, replacement or refund.

Tech Sync comes to LG OLED TVs this week
Author: 0 Sync comes to LG OLED TVs this week

The two companies have begun rolling out the final pieces needed for variable refresh support this week, with LG releasing a firmware update for their televisions, while NVIDIA has started shipping a new driver with support for the LG TVs. In its aforementioned blog post , Nvidia provides a walk-through of checking for the TV firmware updates, and adjusting your settings on both TV and PC sides to get the technology up and running.