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Tech NY state revokes approval of Charter-Time Warner deal
Author: 0 NY state revokes approval of Charter-Time Warner deal

The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) says that Spectrum repeatedly failed to meet deadlines, skirted its obligation to serve rural communities, had unsafe practices in the field, failed to fully commit to it obligations under the merger agreement and has purposefully hidden performance metrics from.

Tech Note 9 could hit shelves weeks earlier than expected
Author: 0 Note 9 could hit shelves weeks earlier than expected

As for the Galaxy Note 9 , it also leaked. Samsung will be unveiling the Galaxy Note 9 in a few months, and who knows maybe you'll end up liking it more than the Galaxy S9 . In fact, a recent report revealed how Samsung had sold over 20 lakh units of the Galaxy J6 and the Galaxy J8 in India. There's also no details listed with the image and name, but the model number is SM-R810NZDAXAR.

Tech Wildfire Breaks Out Near Pinyon Pines In Riverside Co
Author: 0 Wildfire Breaks Out Near Pinyon Pines In Riverside Co

The hot and largely dry weather will further enhance the risk of new blazes into the beginning of August. The fire's growth forced Old Shasta residents to evacuate Thursday morning, Cal Fire said, and the California Highway Patrol warned people in west Redding to be ready to leave as well.

Author: 0 Crews battling 4700-acre Cranston fire in Idyllwild prompts mandatory evacuations

All homes accessed from roads north of Hialeah were under mandatory evacuation, while homes south of Hialeah through just south of Highway 371, including those accessed from Hialeah, were under an evacuation warning, officials said . The Carr Fire in Northern California that has claimed the life of a bulldozer operator and injured at least three firefighters is "taking everything down in its path", a fire official said.

Tech Official Samsung Galaxy Note 9 accessories leak
Author: 0 Official Samsung Galaxy Note 9 accessories leak

Then we learned Galaxy F might be the real name of the handset . Given the amount of attention given to simple rumours of Samsung's folding phone , still now referred to as the Galaxy X, you could understand why Huawei would want to capture some of that for itself.

Tech Samsung has developed a new ‘unbreakable’ OLED display
Author: 0 Samsung has developed a new ‘unbreakable’ OLED display

The latter attach a glass-covered window to their display that can easily break on impact. We reported here, for example, about how Gorilla Glass 6 - the new formulation from Corning - marks a bit of a departure, in that the emphasis for smartphone displays used to be on scratch resistance.

Tech Pregnant again! April the giraffe's calf is due in March
Author: 0 Pregnant again! April the giraffe's calf is due in March

Tajiri and the newest calf will share the same father. "April's prior pregnancy facilitated an immeasurable amount of education and appreciation for giraffes". As far as when Taj's brother or sister will arrive, Patch said the average gestation period for a giraffe is 15 months. The birth of April's last pregnancy with her baby Tajiri drew more than 1.2 million YouTube live views during her birth period previous year, along with 8.5 billion viewing minutes.

Tech 5G NR Modules First For Mobile Devices
Author: 0 5G NR Modules First For Mobile Devices

To clarify, the QTM052 is not a new modem as it already exists in the form of the Qualcomm X50 5G modem and instead, this is just a module that would allow the modem to connect and operate on the mmWave network . Mm range is best suited to provide 5G coverage in densely populated and densely built-up urban areas and in areas with a large concentration of people and technology, but more coverage 5G NR will be obtained when using frequencies up to 6 GHz.

Tech Ground Control to Facebook: Beam down the Internet to Earth
Author: 0 Ground Control to Facebook: Beam down the Internet to Earth

Apart from trying hands on Facebook's self-proclaimed, long-overdue commitment to " connect the world ", and bringing under-served parts of the globe online is a strategic part of Facebook's business. Echoing the footsteps of Elon Musk's Space X and Softbank-backed OneWeb, Facebook joins the bandwagon of the global players that refocused on increasing Internet accessibility through satellites in low Earth orbit.

Tech Google launches Chrome 68 with doomsaying for unsecured websites
Author: 0 Google launches Chrome 68 with doomsaying for unsecured websites

With the release of Chrome 56 in 2016, all HTTP sites that needed a password or contained payment fields were marked with a "not secure" warning, while Chrome 62 saw any HTTP site opened in an Incognito Window. The PC variant brings “Not Secure” for all HTTP pages, while the mobile version comes with a fix against the Spectre vulnerability. This led security researcher Troy Hunt to theorize that those against the broad adoption of HTTPS are simply pushing back because they feel ...

Tech Mandatory keys cut successful phishing attacks on Google to zero
Author: 0 Mandatory keys cut successful phishing attacks on Google to zero

Google is a huge entity, with more than 85,000 employees scattered around the globe working in divisions from cloud to hardware and search. Speaking to Krebs on Security , Google said that since introducing the use of Security Keys in early 2017, it has not seen a single successful phishing attack or case of account takeover against any of its 85,000 employees across the world.

Tech Apple Blames Software Bug for MacBook Pro Slowdown
Author: 0 Apple Blames Software Bug for MacBook Pro Slowdown

The issue, the Cupertino firm says, is that it left out a "digital key" in the new MacBook Pro's firmware. Apple's new MacBook Pro came with some beefy spec upgrades. After YouTuber Dave Lee posted his video showing his new Core i9 MacBook Pro slowing to a crawl while exporting video from Adobe Premiere, as well as reports that the processor on the new MacBook Pros was being throttled all the way down to 800MHz , the company launched an investigation (and contacted Lee for more ...

Tech Rumor: Microsoft Developing Two Next-Gen Xbox Consoles
Author: 0 Rumor: Microsoft Developing Two Next-Gen Xbox Consoles

If the rumours prove correct, the streaming version of the console will require a heavy-duty subscription, along the lines of an extended version of Game Pass. It's that time of the gaming generation again, where rumors and reports about the next-gen consoles arise. The streaming-only console should be significantly cheaper than the full console, and they'll both be arriving in 2020.

Tech Nintendo files lawsuit against two popular ROM websites
Author: 0 Nintendo files lawsuit against two popular ROM websites

LoveROMs.com itself received about 17 million monthly visitors, according to Nintendo . Nintendo is seeking $150,000 per game and up to $2 million for every instance of trademark infringement. These sites combine ROM downloads and in-browser emulators to deliver one-stop gaming access, and the lawsuit includes screenshots and interface explanations to demonstrate exactly how the sites' users can gain access to "thousands of [Nintendo] video games, related copyrighted works, and images".

Tech Fallout 76 beta opens its vault door in October
Author: 0 Fallout 76 beta opens its vault door in October

With that in mind, it sounds like invites will go out over the course of multiple days or weeks, which suggests that it'll take some time to get everyone who pre-ordered into the test. More details will be provided during the Fallout 76 panel at QuakeCon , however. If you're in Dallas, come join us. With QuakeCon nearing (August 9-August 12), new Fallout 76 details are fast approaching.

Tech ‘Fortnite’s’ Playground Mode Returns This Week
Author: 0 ‘Fortnite’s’ Playground Mode Returns This Week

With each Birthday Challenge that you complete you'll unlock a slice of the birthday cosmetic set that you can don on when hitting up the world of Fortnite . Playground mode returns to Fortnite tomorrow. Before we dive into what's changing, let's go through a quick explanation of how Slurp Juice now works.

Tech Xiaomi targets Europe with two cheap Android One phones
Author: 0 Xiaomi targets Europe with two cheap Android One phones

The phone is likely to be powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 710 SoC with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage of internal storage. All three variants will be sold in five different colors: black, blue, red, gold, and rose gold. The front camera is 20 megapixels capable of taking portrait shots with a flash. Earlier this month we examined firmware files dated in March, which led to the conclusion that a new Xiaomi flagship (code-name: beryllium) would be powered by the Snapdragon 845 and ...

Tech Uber and Lyft suspend driver who secretly live-streamed passengers
Author: 0 Uber and Lyft suspend driver who secretly live-streamed passengers

He said that at first he had informed passengers that he was recording them, but the videos felt "fake" and "produced". Jason Gargac, based in St. Louis, US, talked about his videos in an interview with The St. But the company did tell CNN its community guidelines "do not allow people to share content that invades others' privacy". The newspaper reviewed hours of Gargac's footage.

Tech Breath of the Wild Link joins Mario Kart 8 Deluxe roster
Author: 0 Breath of the Wild Link joins Mario Kart 8 Deluxe roster

This morning another nice surprise hit the track. Version 1.6 for the game dropped today , and it added a bunch of new content to the game themed around Breath of the Wild . However, they do also mention that, along with Link, Master Cycle Zero, and Ancient Tires, you're also getting a new glider, called simply Paraglyder.

Tech Trump on EU's $5B fine against Google: 'I told you so!'
Author: 0 Trump on EU's $5B fine against Google: 'I told you so!'

It is a view within the Google that with Fuchsia , an operating system designed and built from grounds up for future, Google can move beyond Android and to a software that will be not only more versatile and powerful but also more user-friendly.

Tech Upcoming PlayStation 4 System Update 6.0 is Getting a Beta Test Soon
Author: 0 Upcoming PlayStation 4 System Update 6.0 is Getting a Beta Test Soon

Sony is now recruiting some beta testers for the next major system software update for the PS4. Currently, you can only sign up with a Japanese or North American PSN account through the respective links . It's also worth noting that neither page specifically mention firmware update 6.00 by name, though that is very likely what they're for. You'll then have until July 27th in order to get your registration in.

Tech Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter team up for Data Transfer Project
Author: 0 Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter team up for Data Transfer Project

Moving data between any two services can be complicated because every service is built differently and uses different types of data that may require unique privacy controls and settings. The project is still in the early stages but seems to offer plenty of upside, both to consumers and businesses. It then uses service specific adapters to transfer that data into a common format, and then back into the new service's API.

Tech Samsung's Galaxy Watch could be set to launch on 9 August
Author: 0 Samsung's Galaxy Watch could be set to launch on 9 August

The company reported lower-than-expected sales for the second quarter of 2018, and its latest smartphone, the Galaxy S9 , is projected to sell less units in its debut year than its predecessor did in 2017, according to Reuters . While the USP of Galaxy Note smartphone was a big screen, the introduction of the plus smartphones in the Galaxy S series has also taken that away. However, nothing can be said for sure.

Tech Internet balloons to be deployed in Kenya next year
Author: 0 Internet balloons to be deployed in Kenya next year

This means that it is considered a full-fledged company besides sibling companies including Google and self-driving auto developer Waymo. Loon , the Alphabet-owned company focused on bringing internet connectivity to rural populations, has announced its first commercial deal, which will see it partner with Telkom Kenya to deliver online access in rural Kenya via balloon.

Tech VirtualLink: next-gen VR over a single USB Type-C cable
Author: 0 VirtualLink: next-gen VR over a single USB Type-C cable

Future generations of virtual reality headsets for PCs could use a single USB Type-C cable for both power and data. "With a single, high-bandwidth cable, VirtualLink unlocks the full potential of the PC to power unbelievable VR experiences".

Tech Fortnite Celebrates First Birthday With New Limited Time Event
Author: 0 Fortnite Celebrates First Birthday With New Limited Time Event

According to a report from Superdata the insanely popular Battle Royale game has raked in over $1 billion in in-game purchases for Epic Games , despite being on sale for less than a year. But it's not just that a lot of people are playing the game - Fortnite has also emerged in recent months as one of the most-watched video games.

Tech Mobile Introduces $5/Day International Pass With 512MB of LTE Data
Author: 0 Mobile Introduces $5/Day International Pass With 512MB of LTE Data

Credit: OoklaSpeeds on the two devices for different carriers matched Ookla's overall Speed Scores, with one notable exception: iPhone Xs on Verizon's network were faster than the iPhones using T-Mobile's network. Fastest carrier is determined using a proprietary Speed Score, combining a measure of each carrier's download and upload speed to rank network speed performance.

Author: 0 Rising Seas Could Cause Problems For Internet Infrastructure

The new study notes that if sea level rises over the next decade and a half, the saltwater will flood 4,067 miles of fiber optic cables and 1,101 hardware centers. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), sea levels are slated to rise by 0.5 to 1.4 metres by the end of the century. Authors of the new survey detailed their work this week at the Applied Networking Research Conference , a meeting of Internet network researchers held in Montreal.