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Android 8.0 Oreo Announced

Android 8.0 Oreo Announced

Improved Faster Boot Speeds (up to twice as fast on the Pixel ). The HTC U11 and HTC U Ultra were both launched in 2017 and are both hero devices for HTC , so it makes sense that they'd be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo . Samsung Galaxy S8 will get Android 8 update, Samsung Galaxy S8+ and S7 will also get Android 8 update. But again, the company refrained from giving any firm timeline for the availability of the Oreo update. Read More

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How to get Android Oreo now, if you have a compatible device

How to get Android Oreo now, if you have a compatible device

Google is going to release the next version of Android , now known as Android O , on August 21 . Dave Burke, Android's vice president of engineering, gave some limited details about the new system in a blog post in March . The Video Previews are going to only be in the United States for now, and it will also only be in English for a short time. Google Stops the Android Nougat Update because of the Google Nexus 6 users complaints about the issues in the update. Read More

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Tag: BMW Roadster Concept

Tag: BMW Roadster Concept

Spy photos of camouflaged prototypes of the production auto (which may be called the Z5 when it goes on sale) undergoing testing suggest that the styling of the production version will be toned down compared to the concept, but many of its design elements should carry over in some form. Read More

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Uber failures led to 2014 hack exposing 100k drivers' details — FTC

Uber failures led to 2014 hack exposing 100k drivers' details — FTC

In May 2014, the names and licence plate numbers of 50,000 Uber drivers were exposed in a data breach. " Uber failed consumers in two key ways: First by misrepresenting the extent to which it monitored its employees' access to personal information about users and drivers, and second by misrepresenting that it took reasonable steps to secure that data", FTC Acting Chairman Maureen K. Read More

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Uber Settles FTC Case Over Privacy Violations

Uber Settles FTC Case Over Privacy Violations

By August 2015, Uber stopped following up on alerts from the system and began tracking the access of only a handful of employees, the FTC's complaint said . The FTC alleges it only monitored for access to account information on Uber executives. Failing the audits could lead to further penalties, including heavy fines. Read More

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Charlottesville Violence Prompts Other Cities To Consider Removing Confederate Monuments

Charlottesville Violence Prompts Other Cities To Consider Removing Confederate Monuments

The motion to remove a Confederate statue in one Virginia city was the shot heard round the world this weekend - and now, other American mayors are taking action. According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, Gray announced in a statement he would be asking the Lexington-Fayette County Urban County Council to ask the state military commission for permission to take down the statues. Read More

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Chinese forces entered Indian territory amid border standoff, say reports

Chinese forces entered Indian territory amid border standoff, say reports

It is a "demilitarised zone" where Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) jawans are not allowed to take their weapons, officials said. "Transgressions do occur due to differing perceptions of the Line of Actual Control (LAC)", a source said. The Chinese troops focussed their attention on the Western (Ladakh) and Eastern (Arunachal Pradesh) sectors. After the war, ITBP jawans would patrol the area with weapons in a non-combative manner - with the barrel of the gun facing down. Read More

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YouTube Ups Battle Against Extremism Video

YouTube Ups Battle Against Extremism Video

Using this data, the Redirect Method will automatically load a playlist of videos that debunk radical views and recruiting narratives when someone searches YouTube using specific terms. "Collaborating with Jigsaw to expand the " Redirect Method " in Europe". Google says it will measure success based on the amount of engagement the debunking videos get from the Redirect Method . Read More

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Microsoft Reveals GLAS Cortana Powered Thermostat

Microsoft Reveals GLAS Cortana Powered Thermostat

Much like the Nest , the Glas thermostat wants to be able to save you energy (and therefore money) by proactively changing its settings based on its environment. The device runs Windows 10 IoT Core , a version of Redmond's operating system optimized for smaller devices, and is powered by the company's Azure cloud services. Read More

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Hinchcliffe races to 3rd at Toronto Indy

Hinchcliffe races to 3rd at Toronto Indy

Simon Pagenaud took the pole Saturday for the IndyCar race Sunday at Exhibition Place. He quit after the lap. Bottas is now 35 points behind the series-leading Vettel, with Lewis Hamilton - who failed to reach the podium last week - now 20 points back.The first Formula 1 World Championships race was held at Silverstone in 1950, won by Guiseppe Farina in an Alfa Romeo. Read More

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Verizon says no customer data lost in reported breach

Verizon says no customer data lost in reported breach

Verizon told ZDNet that it believes no one actually accessed the data, and the data didn't contain truly sensitive information like social security numbers or bank accounts, but it's a wake-up call to anyone using cloud storage. Each record in the log files contained customer data such as name, cell phone number, account PIN , email address, home address, Verizon services subscribed to, current account balance, federal government account number, frustration score, and hundreds of ... Read More

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Person held after pipe bombing of Oklahoma Air Force recruitment center

Person held after pipe bombing of Oklahoma Air Force recruitment center

While the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives first treated the explosion as a possible act of domestic terrorism, FBI agent Jessi Rice clarified Tuesday that line of inquiry had been dropped. They believe it may have been a pipe bomb . The bomb also pierced the canopy over the office. The blast took place around 10.30pm local time (4.30pm GMT) in Bixby, which lies around 15 miles to the south of Tulsa. Read More

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Oculus Rift and Touch massively discounted to £399 in summer sale

Oculus Rift and Touch massively discounted to £399 in summer sale

Starting from today until the next six weeks, Oculus Rift and Touch controller bundle is going on sale for $399 . Sony PlayStation VR now retails for $399, which matches the price Oculus is offering during its summer sale. (Ironically the Rift launched at £500 in the United Kingdom, but then went up to £550 after Brexit.) At that time, the optional Oculus Touch controllers also dropped from £190 to £100, less than four months after their release last December. Read More

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Bruno Mars, nominated for 5 honors, to open BET Awards

Check out who else is performing at #BETAwards '17: @therealmaryjblige, @asaprocky, @officialxscape, @sza, @maxwell, @thegr8khalid, @kamasiwashington, @laflare1017, @iameldebarge, and @frenchmontana! Coming in close on her heels is Mars with five nods in categories like Best Male R&B/Pop Artist , Video Director of the Year , Video of the Year and Album of the Year , followed by Solange , who's nominated for four awards. Read More

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South African watchdog comments on central bank rattle rand

The DA states that Mkhwebane has yet to deliver investigation reports based on complaints laid against the Gupta family almost a year ago and that this silence has led to serious doubts surrounding her objectivity and neutrality. Mkhwebane has also directed the portfolio committee on justice and correctional services to initiate a process to amend the Constitution. PRETORIA, June 19 South Africa's rand fell more than 1.5 percent on Monday after the Public Protector, an anti-graft watchdog, ... Read More

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Detroit Become Human Trailer From E3 2017

Detroit Become Human Trailer From E3 2017

As such, the plot revolves around several playable characters. As he does, he is found out by police, showing that player will be able to hide in plain sight, run, and even attack the police forces who have their mind set on stopping you. Just like Days Gone, Detroit Become Human still hasn't received a proper release date yet and the reason for this is the ambitious nature of the game, which makes it one big project for Quantic Dreams . Read More

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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle officially announced

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle will be available exclusively for Nintendo Switch on August 29 . They will use a variety of weapons against some unusual enemies scattered throughout an invaded Mushroom Kingdom. Currently, not many details are known about this new Mario & Rabbids title, but we will keep you up to date as new details surface on the title. "The teaming of our intellectual properties is symbolic of this partnership, and we can't wait for players to get their hands on the game". Read More

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Xbox Games with Gold June 2017 Lineup Revealed by Microsoft

Xbox Games with Gold June 2017 Lineup Revealed by Microsoft

And if you're an Xbox Live Gold member you can get a free 14-day trail from today, by following this link . This isn't a service that will stay still. The games confirmed so far include Halo 5: Guardians, all three BioShock titles, Payday 2 , National Basketball Association 2K 16, SoulCalibur II , Saints Row IV , Mad Max , LEGO Batman , Terraria , Fable III , and Gears of War Ultimate Edition . Read More

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