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Sci-tech PayPal says TIO Networks breach affected up to 1.6M users
Author: 0 PayPal says TIO Networks breach affected up to 1.6M users

PayPal announced on Friday that a $238 million company it purchased in July has been chewed through by the hacker moths. Duke says the information that may have been compromised includes, names, addresses, Duke account numbers and possibly some banking information if a person paid with a check.

Sci-tech Washington state AG sues Uber over data breach
Author: 0 Washington state AG sues Uber over data breach

With investigations under way by the attorneys general of Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, and NY, there will likely be more on this front soon. Under such a theory, he argues that Uber should face a penalty of several millions of dollars. The Data Privacy Act penalizes the concealment of security breaches involving sensitive information with imprisonment ranging from 18 months to five years and a fine of not less than PHP500,000.

Sci-tech OnePlus 5T open sales start from Friday
Author: 0 OnePlus 5T open sales start from Friday

The OnePlus 5T went up for sale yesterday, and according to the company behind the new flagship smartphone, it's been a cracking success so far. If you were in love with OnePlus 5 but only wanted to see it without those bezels then 5T is what you were dreaming about.

Sci-tech Scientists Predict More Earthquakes In 2018 As Earth Slows
Author: 0 Scientists Predict More Earthquakes In 2018 As Earth Slows

Bilham and Bendick analysed earthquakes of magnitude 7 and higher that occurred since 1900. "In these periods, there were between 25 to 30 intense earthquakes a year", Bilham said, via The Guardian . "So far nobody's figured out why we're wrong, in my mind that's tantamount to saying, "so far, so right", Bendick said. While there have been advancements in natural disaster prediction technology, including the discovery of fiber optic cables as possible detectors and gravity signals as ...

Sci-tech Google Home Broadcast Works as an Intercom System at Home
Author: 0 Google Home Broadcast Works as an Intercom System at Home

Beginning on Tuesday, people will be able to broadcast their voice through Google Assistant on their smartphones or voice-activated Google Assistant-enabled speakers such as Google Home . You could also say "Ok Google, broadcast/shout/tell/announce..." then add your own message. Now you can broadcast a message to your family throughout your house filled with Home devices .

Sci-tech No Xbox One X Bundles will be released this holiday season
Author: 0 No Xbox One X Bundles will be released this holiday season

The Sony Black Friday PS4 Pro bundle is 100 pounds more expensive as compared to other bundles that only come with one game. On the gaming front, Microsoft will discount the Xbox One S 500GB console to just $189 (a price matched by a few other retailers for Black Friday).

Sci-tech Note 8 Freezing for Some Users, Samsung Promises Fix
Author: 0 Note 8 Freezing for Some Users, Samsung Promises Fix

Users in the United Kingdom need to have an unlocked Galaxy S8 or S8+ to enjoy the seamless experience of Oreo. But in addition to your typical workplace-friendly software, namely Samsung Knox Configure and Samsung Enterprise Firmware Over the Air, the Note 8 Enterprise Edition also comes with something many everyday consumers would literally kill for.

Author: 0 OnePlus 5T coming to India on 16th November via Amazon

An image has been shared by GizChina website showing OnePlus 5T promotional banner with Amazon Exclusive written on top. A new leak suggests that the OnePlus 5T launch could take place on November 16th. We have heard a lot about the new OnePlus smartphone recently, yesterday we saw a leaked photo of the device. The image surfacing suggesting the launch date as November 16 has surfaced along with the OnePlus 5T image in it.

Sci-tech How to Play Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Now
Author: 0 How to Play Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Now

Tap on this link right here to find Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp . Leaf Tickets can be obtained through completing daily quests in-game, or by paying real money because hey, it's a free game ! If you urgently want to add an item to your camp but you don't have enough materials to craft if or you want to move the building process on a little faster, you can use something called Leaf Tickets .

Sci-tech Original Xbox games to launch on Xbox One tomorrow
Author: 0 Original Xbox games to launch on Xbox One tomorrow

While support for Xbox One X may immediately make gamers think "4K and HDR", it doesn't seem like those are on the docket. These games will include a bit of the old and new in terms of modern-day features. The online multiplayer servers for original Xbox games were shut down long ago, apparently. The Xbox One backward compatible version looks very similar to how the game plays on a PC, which is excellent (and expected).

Sci-tech Orionid meteor shower: What is it and how can I see it?
Author: 0 Orionid meteor shower: What is it and how can I see it?

Shooting stars, also known as falling stars, have nothing to do with stars, despite their name. Orionid meteor shower 2017: What should you look out for? Meteors in a shower all originate from the same place in the sky and generally fall parallel to one another.

Sci-tech Microsoft relases Xbox One Fall Update with cool features
Author: 0 Microsoft relases Xbox One Fall Update with cool features

Then there are blocks , a new way of organising your favourite games and friends. Nintendo's Switch is seen as a machine just for exclusives, home to games like Arms, Splatoon 2, Breath of the Wild and soon, Super Mario Odyssey. Navigation of the guide is noticeably quicker than the previous edition of the Xbox One dashboard. Is this perception - that Xbox One has no exclusives - one you have? The Broadcast and Capture tab now works better with Mixer.

Sci-tech Amazon Echo Spot could be the company's coolest AI gadget yet
Author: 0 Amazon Echo Spot could be the company's coolest AI gadget yet

However, it is a smart hub instead of a Bluetooth speaker . Amazon's line of Echo products have proven to be a popular choice for consumers and it all started with the original Amazon Echo . It introduced the all-new Amazon Echo and Echo Plus , launched the Echo Spot , and told us about the upcoming Echo Connect and Echo Buttons (scroll down).

Sci-tech Firefox to Drop Support for Adobe Flash with v56 Update
Author: 0 Firefox to Drop Support for Adobe Flash with v56 Update

Mozilla stops short of declaring victory over Chrome. Mozilla is still working on a new GPU-optimized rendering engine that could clearly put Firefox ahead of other browsers in terms of performance. The design (seen above) certainly looks and feels much more modern than Firefox's current look. Results will vary, however, based on the computer and apps you use (and remember, the video is from Mozilla so of course it's going to paint Firefox favorably).

Sci-tech Samsung Galaxy X FFOLED Certified In Korea!
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy X FFOLED Certified In Korea!

The foldable Samsung Galaxy X will, without a doubt, be one of the most interesting handsets to launch for a while. The foldable Galaxy X phone missed its rumored Q3 launch and certainly did not come out ahead of the Galaxy Note8. The bendable Samsung phone, it's like the Loch Ness Monster. So far, the G888 received Wi-Fi and Bluetooth certifications, which is only to be expected from any device that has such wireless abilities.

Sci-tech Google Tez app launched in India; this is how it works
Author: 0 Google Tez app launched in India; this is how it works

Google has entered India's digital payments scene - presently dominated by One97 Communications" Paytm mobile wallet - with what the search giant calls a "made-for-India" app named " Tez' (meaning fast in Hindi). When you pay using #GoogleTez , rewards may be just around the corner. Google's newly introduced feature Cash Mode enables one to pay without sharing bank details or phone number.

Sci-tech Jury says teen in Slenderman stabbing attack was mentally ill
Author: 0 Jury says teen in Slenderman stabbing attack was mentally ill

Prosecutors said that when she was 12, she and co-defendant Morgan Geyser lured a classmate to a park. Weier, now 15, already pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree intentional homicide in a deal with prosecutors in August and she could now be sent to a mental institution for up to 25 years, although a three-year term had been suggested in the deal.

Sci-tech IT movie floats to top of the box office
Author: 0 IT movie floats to top of the box office

Soon, it will be the only August 2017 release that will reach $100 million at the domestic box office. Audience scores are as high as they get for the horror genre so positive word-of-mouth will lead to plenty of more business ahead. The film has raked in $123m (£93.3m) dollars on it's opening weekend, smashing records for a film released between May and November. The Stephen King novelization was on track to open with $117.2 million in weekend sales, "by far the biggest September ...

Sci-tech Huawei Honor Play 6 smartphone launched in China
Author: 0 Huawei Honor Play 6 smartphone launched in China

Manufacturers priced it at Rs 5,900 (CNY 599), and they made it available to the users in the country from September 7th, 2017. The smartphone offers 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage which can be expanded further by adding a microSD card.

Sci-tech Facebook: Ads sold to Russian 'troll farm' during 2016 campaign
Author: 0 Facebook: Ads sold to Russian 'troll farm' during 2016 campaign

Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, said Facebook's disclosure confirmed what many lawmakers investigating Russian interference in the USA election had long suspected. The company recently announced it had uncovered a network of around 470 bogus accounts, which together purchased about $100,000 worth of political ads between 2015 and 2017.

Sci-tech Nissan Leaf: Much anticipated redesign bows
Author: 0 Nissan Leaf: Much anticipated redesign bows

Nissan has sold nearly 300,000 units of the first-generation Leaf and the car's sales remain robust even at the end of its model cycle. Sweetening the deal is Nissan's ProPilot Assist semi-autonomous technology, which can control the vehicle's acceleration, braking and steering inputs during single-lane highway driving.

Sci-tech Milky Way Black Hole Taking Huge Bite Out of Our Galaxy
Author: 0 Milky Way Black Hole Taking Huge Bite Out of Our Galaxy

Once a black hole formed, it continues to expand by fascinating accumulation from its surroundings. In time , Oka said, the object will be drawn towards Sagittarius A* and sink into it, making the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way even more massive.

Sci-tech Xbox One keyboard/mouse support 'definitely' on the way
Author: 0 Xbox One keyboard/mouse support 'definitely' on the way

Should this support be included, multiplayer would be an important concern, gamers using a keyboard and mouse might have an advantage over those playing with a GamePad. Once gifting has become a reality, Xbox and Windows 10 Store wishlists will also need to be a thing, to help you figure out what gift to actually buy .

Sci-tech Huawei's Kirin 970 chipset with AI is now official
Author: 0 Huawei's Kirin 970 chipset with AI is now official

At the IFA 2017 event in Berlin this week, phone maker Huawei pulled the wraps off its latest flagship chipset, the Kirin 970 . To add to this, there's 8-core CPU and 12-core GPU with 5.5 million transistors - all in an area of one square centimeter.

Sci-tech Xiaomi September 5 launch: What to expect
Author: 0 Xiaomi September 5 launch: What to expect

A premium borderless display and pure Android running through its veins would make the Mi A1 an attractive option among consumers eager to climb on board the hottest trend of 2017 while also getting software updates direct from Google. Adding more, the leak also reveals that the device would get Android 8.0 with a touch of MIUI 9. A few days ago, a report had mentioned that Xiaomi would unveil the Mi Mix 2 on September 12.

Sci-tech LG V30 hands-on and first impressions roundup: Here's what previews say
Author: 0 LG V30 hands-on and first impressions roundup: Here's what previews say

Pricing details of the V30 have yet to be announced , but we feel that with all the goodies you're getting, it will be slightly cheaper than the Galaxy Note 8 for competitive pricing purposes. As LG had announced, this smartphone has the first ever inbuilt camera unit to feature a 16MP crystal clear lens made of glass with an f/1.6 aperture and another 13MP wide angle lens with an f/1.9 aperture.

Sci-tech Nest Unveils Cheaper, Redesigned Thermostat E
Author: 0 Nest Unveils Cheaper, Redesigned Thermostat E

However, the new Nest Thermostat E has a few downsides, first is that it won't be supporting the older heating and cooling systems but again the company claims that it should support 85 percent of the homes. While there's still an on-device menu system, the cheaper Nest doesn't have the "farsight" feature, which allows the Nest to show the time, temperature , or weather when not in use.

Sci-tech Bill Nye sues Disney over Science Guy profits
Author: 0 Bill Nye sues Disney over Science Guy profits

Nye claims he and several partners developed the children's series and are entitled to half of the show's net profits under their deal with Buena Vista Television. In a report by CNN , it was reported that Nye is allegedly owed a gross amount of $9 million for his work on the show. The "defendants failed to engage in the process in good faith", says the suit, which accuses the companies of engaging in "an ongoing, deliberate conspiracy to deceive Mr.

Sci-tech Verizon's Unlimited Data Plan Is Now Three Bad Unlimited Plans
Author: 0 Verizon's Unlimited Data Plan Is Now Three Bad Unlimited Plans

Instead of charging $80 per month for unlimited data , talk, and text, Verizon will now offer unlimited service starting at $75 for a single line. Is a new mobile price war about to get underway? This is a significant change from what Verizon offered in February , particularly with regards to HD video.

Sci-tech Lunar eclipse to be visible in Pakistan on Monday
Author: 0 Lunar eclipse to be visible in Pakistan on Monday

The partial phase will last almost for 1 hour and 55 minutes. The best conditions for observing the eclipse will be in eastern Latvia where the sun will be setting a bit sooner. The upcoming partial eclipse of the Moon will be visible from all places of India. "The lunar surface is not completely shadowed by the earth's umbra (darkest part of a shadow)".

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