Electronics

Google Play details 2017 protections against copycat, inappropriate, & malware Android apps

Google Play details 2017 protections against copycat, inappropriate, & malware Android apps One of the criticisms levelled against Google for the Play Store issues thus far was the that there was too much automation in monitoring and weeding out the bad and risky apps. Do you think Google's review processes are stringent enough? Google says it does not allow apps that contain or promote inappropriate content such as pornography, extreme violence, hate, and illegal activities. [Full Article...]

Fitness tracker data 'reveal locations of military bases and personnel'

Fitness tracker data 'reveal locations of military bases and personnel' The map, released in November 2017 , shows every single activity ever uploaded to Strava - more than 3 trillion individual Global Positioning System data points, according to the company . A more intense light displays the level of activity and the movement of personnel within the walls. The heatmap also appears to highlight RAF Mount Pleasant in the Falkland Islands and a base used by Frenc... [Full Article...]

North Korea requires unity with South as hockey…

North Korea requires unity with South as hockey… North Korean singers, dancers and musicians will perform in South Korea a day before the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games begin. Sarah Murray, the South Korean team coach, said Monday that it was a "tough situation to have our team used for political purposes". [Full Article...]

North Korean officials wrap up Olympic inspection in South

North Korean officials wrap up Olympic inspection in South Mattis reiterated that military options remain at the ready to make sure diplomats have leverage in pressuring Pyongyang to denuclearize. "We could fight tonight, shoulder to shoulder with the Koreans - or South Koreans , if they're attacked", Mattis added. [Full Article...]

Apple Spotlights Key iOS 11.3 Features

Apple Spotlights Key iOS 11.3 Features Johns Hopkins Medicine , Cedars-Sinai, Penn Medicine and other participating hospitals and clinics are among the first to make the beta feature available to their patients. Apple says that "in addition to horizontal surfaces like tables and chairs, ARKit can now recognise and place virtual objects on vertical surfaces like walls and doors, and can more accurately map irregularly shaped surfaces... [Full Article...]

Changes could be coming to how Shaders work in Destiny 2

Changes could be coming to how Shaders work in Destiny 2 We've received feedback that, while the experiences were epic, the rewards could use some more love. Those who go on Prestige raids get normal drops at the same time. Bungie noted that these are only the beginning of the raid changes coming. Raid armor will have raid perks, which can give you bonuses like "Solar abilities do 25% more damage", "Recharge your grenade when you activate your... [Full Article...]

Twitter is Apparently Working on a 'Stories' feature

Twitter is Apparently Working on a 'Stories' feature Snapchat gave some reasoning for bringing the feature now, saying that it will let users send their content to anyone while demonstrating just how the app and features work. The report has led Twitter shares to gain as much as 1.4% today, whereas Snap's stock fell nearly 5.1% amid concern about further competition. The company is now making it easier for users to share and watch Snapchat vi... [Full Article...]

Alexis travels for Man Utd clash with Yeovil Town

Alexis travels for Man Utd clash with Yeovil Town Mourinho, who was appointed as Louis van Gaal's successor at the start of last season, led United to the League Cup and Europa League titles in his first year in charge. "You know, because he's in England for quite a long time, I think everybody knows the player he is", Mourinho said of his newest attacking addition. [Full Article...]

Apple offers replacement iPhone batteries effective immediately

Apple offers replacement iPhone batteries effective immediately We recently extended the same support for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 11.2. Apple previously had also promised that it will push a new software update early this year to provide users an insight into the battery life. Apple warns that repairs could take up to 5 business days. The Cupertino-based organization had issued an announcement a week ago, after the distribution of informatio... [Full Article...]

Facebook to use surveys to promote 'trustworthy' news

Facebook to use surveys to promote 'trustworthy' news Zuckerberg says that some news organizations "are only broadly trusted by their readers or watchers, and others are broadly trusted across society even by those who don't follow them directly". Recently, Mark Zuckerberg announced that news will make up only 4 per cent of content in people's News Feed, as compared to 5 per cent before. It also said it would put an emphasis on local news sources... [Full Article...]

Microsoft Reportedly Working on New Xbox Elite Controller

Microsoft Reportedly Working on New Xbox Elite Controller The poster claims that it has a USB-C port for charging, 3-level Hair Trigger Locks, Bluetooth support for Windows 10, and a 3-profile switch. In addition to this, there seemed to be an adjustable tension mechanism for the thumbsticks. We discuss what you can expect from Microsoft's new Xbox Elite Controller in Transition - Gadgets 360's gaming and pop culture podcast. Do any of you happen to ha... [Full Article...]

Preview the Overwatch New Skins, Sprays, Emotes & Player Icons, Coming January 23

Preview the Overwatch New Skins, Sprays, Emotes & Player Icons, Coming January 23 They're adorable in their own right, but fans quickly noted that four of those sprays appear to be depicting skins we haven't seen before - so yes, you should probably expect new skins next week. I hopped into a game the other night for the first time in ages, and absolutely had a blast playing as Moira. Leading up to the official release next week, we'll be unveiling new cosmetics each day for ... [Full Article...]

Google brings map service back to China

Google brings map service back to China After a gap of eight years, Google Maps is now available for Chinese internet users. In fact, if you try to use Google's navigation features, it directs you to the AutoNavi app. It's no secret that China is tremendously strict when it comes to third-party companies, especially ones from America such as Facebook and Google , entering its shore. [Full Article...]

Google Is About to Build Its Own Undersea Internet Cables

Google Is About to Build Its Own Undersea Internet Cables Google isn't the only company making this kind of investment in infrastructure. Facebook , Aqua Comms, and Bulk Infrastructure are also involved in the development of the cable, which will be built by TE Subcom and is due for completion in 2019. [Full Article...]

Toyota is finally supporting Apple's CarPlay, starting with the 2019 Avalon

Toyota is finally supporting Apple's CarPlay, starting with the 2019 Avalon It should be noted that Apple CarPlay will be standard across all 2019 Avalon models. For example, the interior now has available Yamaha-sourced wood trim and aluminum accents, not to mention more and more of the soft-touch materials that help separate a premium vehicle from an ordinary one. [Full Article...]

Google Uses AI to Find Your Fine-Art Doppelgänger

Google Uses AI to Find Your Fine-Art Doppelgänger Google Arts & Culture has teamed up with more than 1,200 global museums , galleries and institutions from 70 countries for the app. When I first opened the app, I didn't really know what to do or where to go. While some users have found uncanny matches, others have had a more humbling experience (like actress Kirsten Bell, who was matched with German composer August Manns). [Full Article...]

Honda Accord Named 2018 North American Car of the Year

Honda Accord Named 2018 North American Car of the Year Larger than models from previous years, the Accord edged out the Toyota Camry and the Kia Stinger for the honor presented in Detroit . On the auto side, the all-new Accord beat out the Kia Stinger and Toyota Camry. "Not only is this 10th-generation Accord far sleeker and more decisively styled than its predecessor, it's somehow roomier inside, too". The wins for the Navigator and the XC60 gav... [Full Article...]

Ford will unveil 40 hybrid, electric vehicles within 4 years

Ford will unveil 40 hybrid, electric vehicles within 4 years By the end of 2015, the concern said it would invest 4.5 billion United States dollars by the end of the decade, but now raises the investment and targets. No. 2 US automaker then said that they would shift capital investment away from sedans and internal combustion engines to develop more trucks and electric and hybrid cars. [Full Article...]

Researchers discovered porn malware in Google Play kids's video games

Researchers discovered porn malware in Google Play kids's video games The researchers from security firm Check Point reported a new Android threat, dubbed AdultSwine, which disguises as Android games. Check Point has a full list of apps which were affected by the malicious AdultSwine code, including Five Nights Survival Craft and a "Mcqueen Car Racing Game" made to look like a Pixar's Cars movie game, among many others. [Full Article...]

News feed to get a makeover

News feed to get a makeover That data coincides with Facebook'scrackdown on clickbait, those sensational posts that exclaim, "You won't believe what happens next!" or "See what this Hollywood star looks like now!" Facebook will soon give more weight to posts from friends, family members, and those that spur conversation. [Full Article...]


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