Qualcomm has released a fix for the flaws in its Snapdragon chip, which attackers might exploit to monitor location or render the phone unresponsive.
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Trump's executive order has triggered a wave of panic for Chinese Americans
Commentary: With the iPhone SE 2020, Apple had a chance to bring a 4-inch iPhone back to market again. But it passed on that opportunity, and there's a reason for that.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra come in a wide range of colors and options. Here's what you need to know.
The day I announced to our team that we would be closing our offices indefinitely in response to rising COVID-19 case counts and government mandates was surreal, to say the least. We were lucky enough to already have a remote infrastructure in place, and while our core team operated out of our Chicago headquarters, I made sure to get in touch with our dispersed colleagues as well. Our remote workers in Dallas wanted to know how Chicago’s situation compared to theirs; our employees in Dubai and India wondered how our situation compared to theirs, and how high caseloads would rise in… This story continues at The Next Web
Sony has announced that its Vision-S prototype has arrived in Tokyo for further development work. The car is said to undergo public road testing during the current fiscal year. The video offers up no hard details about the vehicle, with Sony announcing that it is meant for advancing its audio and sensing technologies. All information we get from the video … Continue reading
It lasted almost 50 years.
Valve's co-founder is confident Microsoft's Xbox Series X will be the superior next-gen console.
An airline that also lets you order nasi lemak, buy fresh carrots, and receive home deliveries, plus a Tesla rival that recently raised funding.
Nation-state hackers from around the world have been looking to steal details about a vaccine for the coronavirus pandemic, US officials said.
After plenty of rumors and teasers, OnePlus has finally launched its affordable OnePlus Nord phone in India and Europe. The Chinese phone maker has always tried to make ‘flagship killers’ — phones with high-end specs that are priced below iPhones and Samsung Galaxy devices. However, with this new device, the approach is quite different as there’s a larger focus on pricing. The Nord is the company’s second sub-$400 phone, it comes following a five-year wait since the $300 OnePlus X was launched back in 2015. The device is impressive on paper despite the price tag as it packs a lot of components… This story continues at The Next Web
A new flagship GoPro is normally on the horizon at this time of year – here's everything we want to see in the Hero 9 Black.
Chemical engineering professor William Ducker of Virginia Tech has developed a new type of surface coating that is able to inactivate the novel coronavirus that causes the respiratory disease COVID-19, the institution has announced. The coating can be painted onto commonly touched surfaces like doorknobs and faucets where it renders the virus useless within an hour. SARS-CoV-2 is a respiratory … Continue reading
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Microsoft is officially halting production of its Xbox One X and Xbox One S All-Digital Edition consoles. “As we ramp into the future with Xbox Series X, we’re taking the natural step of stopping production on Xbox One X and Xbox One S All-Digital Edition,” says a Microsoft spokesperson in a statement to The Verge. “Xbox One S will continue to be manufactured and sold globally.”
Reports of Xbox One X and Xbox One S shortages have surfaced in recent weeks, and there has been an increased demand in Microsoft and Sony’s current-gen consoles during the pandemic. While production is ending on the Xbox One X and the Xbox One S digital edition, it’s likely that stock for some retailers will still be available in the coming months. “Gamers can...
Westore on the Wechat platform is one of Tencent's latest efforts to build up its e-commerce product lines as it takes aim at rivals including Alibaba.
Like all functions in the data.table R package, fread is fast. Very fast. But there’s more to fread than speed. It has several helpful features and options when importing external data into R. Here are five of the most useful.Note: If you’d like to follow along, download the New York Times CSV file of daily Covid-19 cases by U.S. county at https://github.com/nytimes/covid-19-data/raw/master/us-counties.csv.
Use fread’s nrows option
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China’s ongoing digital transformation is attracting attention from the state as well as the country's biggest tech companies including Alibaba.
If you're looking for a gaming PC, you've doubtlessly heard someone tell you to just build your own tower.Most of the time, we're squarely in that camp, too: it's cheaper, quicker and you get to know your computer system inside and out.However, just ahead of Black Friday, Best Buy has a system from Cyberpower PC that throws everything into question.Right now, you can pick up a CyberPower PC with an AMD Ryzen 7 3700X, 16GB of RAM and an AMD Radeon RX 5700 for just $1,049.For a PC with this kind of hardware, that's kind of an amazing early Black Friday deal.CyberPowerPC Gaming Desktop: $1,149 $1,049 at Best Buy
Fitbit was one of the remaining bastions of the independent wearable market.Emphasis on “was” after it was acquired by Google (pending regulatory approval) which puts its future in question.There have been very few concrete statements, let alone actions, that would assure Fitbit users that things will go either way, which is what makes this rather unexpected update to Fitbit OS feel a bit ominous.Almost all recent models across the lines, including the Ionic and most Versa models.The most significant is perhaps the smart wake feature that will try to wake you up with subtle vibrations during the correct sleep cycle phase.Admittedly, the Fitbit Versa 2 is the main beneficiary of Fitbit OS 4.1.
Connecting the unconnected is an ongoing challenge for anyone in the African telecoms industry, but where do you find the $435 billion to plug the holes?It might sound like an extraordinary number, but when you consider the size of Africa, 30,37 million km , and the population, 1,216 billion, it starts to look a bit more reasonable.This is a challenge which has been discussed extensively over the last few years, though a viable solution has not been tabled.This week, Liquid Telecom announced it had completed the construction of a new high-capacity fibre link running 2,600-kilometre (km) across the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), while Orange is about to begin work on an international backbone network in West Africa, connecting eight countries.These are promising steps forward, but the monumental scale of the challenge suggests such projects are little more than a drop in the ocean.With such a significant mountain to climb, new ideas and new approaches need to be considered.
Hulu's seven-day free trial gives you access to its extensive library of shows and movies, and you can also sign up for a free trial of Hulu + Live TV to watch live programming.If you have already had a Hulu account in the past, you will not be able to get a free trial.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.And when there's money involved, well, commitment is all the worse.You can also unlock the Hulu + Live TV service for a free, one-week trial, which, in addition, lets you watch live programming from dozens of channels.If you are in the midst of a Hulu free trial and have decided the platform isn't worth your commitment, however, you can cancel it any time before the seven days have elapsed and avoid a charge.
Switching between Android and iOS can feel burdensome, despite the efforts that companies like Google and Apple have made to make migrating to their respective platforms as seamless as possible.Even if you're generally familiar with how both operating systems work, it usually still takes some time to before you feel comfortably at home after making the switch.But when your credit card lives on your phone in an app that's exclusive to one operating system, switching between Android and iOS isn't just slightly uncomfortable — it feels nearly impossible.I experienced this firsthand when I recently swapped out my iPhone 11 Pro to try out Google's new Pixel 4.I pay for nearly everything with my iPhone, and rarely find myself reaching for my wallet.Companies like Apple, Samsung, and Google have made it possible to pay for goods and services with your phone for years.
New games like Diablo IV and Overwatch 2 dominated headlines at this year’s BlizzCon, but Blizzard Entertainment is also working on a project with a more retro vibe: Warcraft III: Reforged.I’ll let Keith cover art stuff, but technology-wise, part of Reforged is bringing Warcraft III into our modern Battle.net tech stack.We never really updated or modernized Warcraft III until now.We’ve already received feedback from the community on that, where he’s holding his sword like this, and then in the old one he has it more down, or he runs like this.GamesBeat: Is it intimidating to re-create a game that still has such a hardcore fanbase?There are lots of decisions made in what we’re doing that are about preserving those sides of it.
Twitter is constantly tweaking its user experience, and the social network provided a peek at more changes that could be implemented sometime next year.Vice president of design and research Dantley Davis shared details on five potential updates with Andrew Hutchinson of Social Media Today:There is currently no way for a Twitter user to remove themselves from a conversation if they are @ mentioned or tagged within an image, although they can mute the conversation.The social network is toying with an easier way to enable users to remove themselves from conversations, with another benefit being that it diminishes the effectiveness of spam taggers.Twitter is also testing the ability for users to not allow retweets of specific tweets.Hutchinson noted that this update could come in handy in cases where a user replies to another user and doesn’t want his or her comment to be taken out of context, or if a tweet starts drawing attention for unintended reasons.
For the technologically minded founders of today, many of the old methods for financing a new company – visiting a bank in person to secure a small business loan, for example – will indeed seem foreign to them.Historically, completing a funding round is both a time-intensive and cost-intensive process, with lawyers charging a small fortune and the endless back-and-forth negotiating deal terms with investors disincentivizing founders from raising more frequently.This has led to the ‘typical’ pattern of the funding round: you spend three months finding your investors and the next three months closing your round; you need six months to gain traction and hit the growth targets that you’ve agreed with your investors; and you need a further three-to-six months of capital to act as a buffer against the danger of trading insolvent.For years, this 12-18-month round pattern has been immensely stressful for everyone involved at a startup.Stressful for the founders, of course, who have to find the time to raise huge sums of money on top of the day-to-day running of their company, but also stressful for the wider team.The reality is that it’s difficult working with the knowledge that cash reserves are steadily being depleted, and if the founders don’t manage to raise another large round you might be out of a job.
A UK drone registration scheme has opened ahead of the deadline for owners to register their devices coming into force at the end of this month.The UK government announced its intention to introduce a drone registration scheme two years ago.The rules apply to drones or model aircraft weighting between 250g and 20kg.Anyone who wishes to fly a drone owned by someone else must also first obtain a flyer ID by passing the theory test.UK ministers have come in for serious criticism for lagging on drone regulations in recent years after a spate of drone sightings at the country’s busiest airport grounded flights last December, disrupting thousands of travellers.In January flights were also briefly halted at Heathrow airport after another unidentified drone sighting.
Uber on Monday posted a net loss of about US$1.2 billion for Q3 2019, which came in wider than the US$986 million loss it recorded in the same period last year.It is, however, still drastically better than the US$5.2 billion loss it reported in the prior quarter.Uber, which went public earlier this year, mainly attributed the quarter-over-quarter improvement to revenue growth of about US$647 million.Gross bookings, the total amount that customers pay to Uber before payments to drivers and other fees and discounts, amounted to US$16.5 billion in Q3 this year, up 29% from the same quarter a year ago.Overall, the company raked in around US$3.8 billion over the four-month period ending in September, up 39% from the US$2.9 billion it recorded a year ago.Of Uber’s total reported revenues, its Uber Rides segment pulled in about US$2.9 billion, while its Uber Eats segment contributed around US$645 million.
Chinese tech titan – Xiaomi is all set to unveil the Mi CC9 Pro smartphone, the Mi TV 5, and the Mi Watch in a few hours time.In true Xiaomi’s fashion, the firm has been actively drip-feeding us with bits of information, so there is virtually nothing we already do not know about these devices.So far, official image and video renders released by Xiaomi suggests the upcoming watch bears a striking resemblance to the Apple Watch.While that seems like a turn off for a number of fans, hard-core fans are all aware the Xiaomi brand is founded on copying everything Apple.Well, there appears to be some good news for those not excited about the Mi Watch striking resemblance to the Apple Watch.Now, a fresh report says there is actually a Xiaomi Watch Pro in the works too.
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