Sci-tech


Australian teenager hacked Apple’s network multiple times, accessed 90GB worth of files Australian teenager hacked Apple’s network multiple times, accessed 90GB worth of files
- August 19, 2018

The Age goes on to report that the investigation began when Apple became aware of the intrusion and contacted the FBI, who passed the case over to the Australian Federal Police. Corporations typically use VPNs to connect to a central network from remote locations, as VPNs encrypt all transferred data and are typically impenetrable by eavesdropping hackers. (more...)
Google's Location Tracking Violates 2011 Order, Privacy Group Tells FTC Google's Location Tracking Violates 2011 Order, Privacy Group Tells FTC
- August 19, 2018

While turning "Location History" off may not work, users can outright delete Google's location data that it has collected. The change comes three days after an Associated Press investigation revealed several Google apps and websites store user location - even if users turn off Location History. (more...)
Sony Announces 3 Million PlayStation VR Headsets Have Been Sold To Gamers
- August 19, 2018

The tweet also included a picture of the PSVR headset being gawked at by those cute, little robots from the Sony first-party game, Astrobot. For a console , one million sold in a year this early in an ecosystem's life is nowhere near lucrative, at least not for giants like Sony, Microsoft or Nintendo, but for a virtual reality unit, one million would appear to be great news. (more...)
Spyro The Dragon: Reignited Trilogy DELAYED Spyro The Dragon: Reignited Trilogy DELAYED
- August 19, 2018

There's no doubt that the announcement of Spyro Reignited Trilogy has fans of the wisecracking purple dragon excited to see him return in the remastered compendium for the PS4 and Xbox One , but it looks as if fans might have to wait a little while longer before he swoops into action once more. (more...)
Google confirms it still tracks your location, despite turning off location history Google confirms it still tracks your location, despite turning off location history
- August 19, 2018

Google has confirmed that it still tracks users even after they turn off the "Location History" setting on their device. The change appeared to have been made to Google's website midday Thursday. Last year, the business news site Quartz found that Google was tracking Android users by collecting the addresses of nearby cellphone towers even if all location services were off. (more...)
Google set to release display-equipped Google Home device for Christmas Google set to release display-equipped Google Home device for Christmas
- August 19, 2018

The date is yet not decided but they have reported the launch later this year to the media. There are a number of new gadgets Google is hoping to introduce this year. Google is obviously experimenting thoroughly with this new idea. Well, we don't know when the Google started to plan of their own smart displays . (more...)
New iPhone leak says it works with very controversial Apple accessory New iPhone leak says it works with very controversial Apple accessory
- August 19, 2018

The Apple Pencil design itself has not changed since it was released three years ago so it still remains to be seen that if Apple was to release it with the next iPhone if it will undergo a change. Reports suggest that the 6.1-inch LCD model will be launched at a price point ranging from United States dollars 699 to USD 749. Since the three new iPhones will cover all possible price points, Apple could discontinue the current-gen iPhone X , which has also been reported previously. (more...)
United States court halts sale of GTA Online cheating software
- August 19, 2018

According to a report from Reuters this week, U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton issued a preliminary injunction against Zipperer on August 16, which prevents him from legally distributing Menyoo and Absolute. The publisher plans to aggressively pursue legal actions against those who create programs which may detract from the experience of the game in a way that causes the company and its users' potential financial loss. (more...)
The Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate demo is out today on Switch The Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate demo is out today on Switch
- August 19, 2018

Three years on, United Kingdom players are getting our first chance to play an enhanced version of the game on Switch. Capcom has announced (via Gematsu ) that they will be releasing a demo for Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate on the Switch eShop on Aug 16. (more...)
New MacBook Air could land soon with one great new iPhone similarity New MacBook Air could land soon with one great new iPhone similarity
- August 18, 2018

The model is expected to be priced at US$1,200, according to industry sources. In addition to the new affordable notebook, the US-based vendor is also expected to unveil three new iPhones: one featuring a 5.8-inch OLED display, one with a 6.5-inch OLED display and one with a 6.1-inch LCD display in September. (more...)
Forbes Leaks That Diablo III is Headed to the Nintendo Switch Forbes Leaks That Diablo III is Headed to the Nintendo Switch
- August 18, 2018

Kotaku reports that Diablo III for the Nintendo Switch was meant to be announced tomorrow, but Forbes pressed the publish button a little too early. They can also team up online via the Nintendo Switch Online service, which launches in September. Diablo 3: Eternal Collection is rumored to be releasing later this year for the Nintendo Switch. (more...)
Nvidia Q2 Results Games Soar, Crypto Crashes Nvidia Q2 Results Games Soar, Crypto Crashes
- August 18, 2018

During a previous earnings call , an Nvidia representative said the company modeled cryptocurrency profits "approximately flat", adding that much of the demand for its graphics cards came from the number of "amazing games that are out right now". (more...)
Australian boy who hacked into Apple network admired the group, court told Australian boy who hacked into Apple network admired the group, court told
- August 18, 2018

The 16-year-old accessed 90 gigabytes worth of files, breaking into the system many times over the course of a year from his suburban home in Melbourne , reports The Age newspaper. matched the intrusions into the organization". His defence lawyer said that he had become very well-known in the worldwide hacking community. At Thursday's hearing, a prosecutor said Apple was "very sensitive about publicity", according to The Age . (more...)
OnePlus 6T October launch could spark first U.S. carrier partnership, with T
- August 18, 2018

According to CNET , T-Mobile will market the OnePlus 6T in its retail stores and will even work further to optimize for use on its network. For reference, the OnePlus 5T was revealed in mid-November 2017. This marks the first time that OnePlus will have a USA carrier partner for a device launch. OnePlus' "T" revisions typically offer slight tweaks to the main generational upgrades released earlier in the year, so perhaps we'll see minor tweaks to the OnePlus 6's design or, more ... (more...)
Google adds Confidential mode to Gmail app
- August 17, 2018

Now when you send the mail to a particular recipient, they will have a specific time limit to check the mail after which it will be expired. Also, recipients of the confidential message will have numerous options that might compromise it disabled, so they won't be able to forward, copy, print, or download the message. (more...)
Verizon to offer free Apple TV 4K with wireless 5G residential broadband Verizon to offer free Apple TV 4K with wireless 5G residential broadband
- August 17, 2018

We already know Big Red's next-gen mobile network will go live next year, when a special Moto Mod allowing the Moto Z3 handset to break current speed barriers is also scheduled for a commercial release, but in the meantime, the fourth United States city to get 5G home internet service by the end of 2018 has been announced. (more...)
Tencent Gets Regulatory Rebuke Over Hit Game Tencent Gets Regulatory Rebuke Over Hit Game
- August 17, 2018

Citing regulatory requirements, the Chinese government has saw it fit to block the sales of Capcom's Monster Hunter: World in the country. According to Capcom, it is investigating these connection errors for Monster Hunter World PC and hopes to fix them as soon as possible. (more...)
NSW bushfires: very high fire danger as damaging winds forecast NSW bushfires: very high fire danger as damaging winds forecast
- August 17, 2018

A fire burning out of control north of Bemboka. The 52-year-old was arrested yesterday after fire crews extinguished the blaze. Homes were evacuated near Milton , three hours' drive south of Sydney. "It had been burning for a few days, but we weren't concerned at all", he said. "It's certainly extremely dry", Mr Rogers said . She said while gusty winds are normal in winter, she can't remember the last time bush or grass fires affected her. (more...)
LG and Sprint Scramble to Offer 5G Phone LG and Sprint Scramble to Offer 5G Phone
- August 17, 2018

Sprint claims 5G mobile tech will allow consumers to download full-length HD movies "in seconds, instead of minutes" with intensive gaming occurring "without delays, hiccups or time lag". Sprint is working to persuade antitrust regulators to approve its merger with larger rival T-Mobile US Inc (TMUS.O) in a $26 billion deal, which the companies say will help them more quickly build the next-generation wireless network. (more...)
Cryptocurrency Theft Triggers $224M Lawsuit Against AT&T Cryptocurrency Theft Triggers $224M Lawsuit Against AT&T
- August 16, 2018

Terpin claims that the token theft took place via a so-called SIM swap fraud, which deceives a telecoms provider by transferring a user's phone number to a card possessed by someone else. " AT&T persists in not providing adequate security even though it knows that hackers target its systems because the hackers know they are riddled with flaws", the court document reads. (more...)
Fortnite Update Adds Heavy Sniper Rifle, New Hero, Two Limited-Time Modes Fortnite Update Adds Heavy Sniper Rifle, New Hero, Two Limited-Time Modes
- August 16, 2018

Limited Time Mode: Sniper Shootout: In this limited time mode, players will do battle using sniper rifles. Available in Epic and Legendary variants. "Jump in and soar to new heights!" The only weapons players will happen upon here are sniper rifles, and the spawn rate of floor loot has been reduced by 50%. (more...)
No more call recording on Android: Google No more call recording on Android: Google
- August 16, 2018

So, do let us know if you have received the update in the comments section. But unfortunately the problem stays with the final version as well. The first generation Pixel XL natively supports fast charging, providing that a compatible "USB-PD" rated cable is used such as the one provided with the handset. (more...)
Motorola Moto P30 price, specifications, features, comparison Motorola Moto P30 price, specifications, features, comparison
- August 16, 2018

You can check out the Motorola P30 in its various color options below. With the launch of Motorola P30, the list of smartphones that mimic the notch-style design of iPhone X continues to grow. Underneath its glass body is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor that's mated to 6GB of RAM . Internally it has 64GB or 128GB of storage which can be expanded up to 256GB extra via microSD. (more...)
Nvidia debuts new Turing chip architecture for real-time computer graphics Nvidia debuts new Turing chip architecture for real-time computer graphics
- August 16, 2018

Real-time ray-tracing of objects and environments with physically accurate shadows, reflections, refractions and global illumination. The new series of GPUs are specifically designed for ray tracing and intensive AI-based computation tasks. (more...)
Here's everything T-Mobile announced at its Un-Carrier Next event! Here's everything T-Mobile announced at its Un-Carrier Next event!
- August 16, 2018

T-Mobile's " Team of Experts " will be launching nationwide and will eliminate the customer grind of trying to get connected with a customer service representative. "Because at T-Mobile, our customers have always been rock stars to us". If you already have a Pandora Plus subscription through the App Store or Google Play, you'll need to cancel that subscription before you can redeem your code, but those who are subscribed through Pandora directly will be able to simply redeem the code and ... (more...)
Google Pixel 3 XL hands-on video leaves no stone unturned Google Pixel 3 XL hands-on video leaves no stone unturned
- August 14, 2018

Among these two, the Google Pixel 3 XL is the one that is making highlights from past few days as the phone has leaks in several hands-on images and videos recently. But Pixel phones are always about its optimised software for offering best in class performance. According to the information published by XDA Developers, the upcoming Pixel 3 XL will feature a 3,430mAh battery. (more...)
Bethesda doesn’t want to play Sony’s cross-platform game Bethesda doesn’t want to play Sony’s cross-platform game
- August 14, 2018

After all, Sony is the only one that has been resistant to cross-platform capabilities in other games, so it sounds like The Elder Scrolls: Legends might not get a PS4 version if Sony continues to block other platforms out. Sony's stubbornness regarding cross-console play has affected numerous popular games, including Fortnite , Ark: Survival Evolved , and Rocket League . (more...)
News Just now 2019 Honda Civic facelift unveiled in the US News Just now 2019 Honda Civic facelift unveiled in the US
- August 14, 2018

What do you think would be the right price for the Civic facelift? The new 2019 Honda Civic made its debut Monday with a slightly revised front and rear bumpers, standard suite of advanced safety features, and a new Sport trim for all body styles that was previously reserved for the Civic Hatchback . (more...)
Spotify is testing a ‘skip ad’ feature for free users Spotify is testing a ‘skip ad’ feature for free users
- August 14, 2018

As a paying user myself, I've lived an ad-free life of Spotify for a while now, but it's looking likely that even free-tier users may find themselves in a blissful ad-free oasis while listening to music if Spotify's new trial works out. (more...)
Lenovo powers up a thin-and-light ThinkPad P1 for pros Lenovo powers up a thin-and-light ThinkPad P1 for pros
- August 14, 2018

Processor options include 8th gen Core and Xeon processors, but Lenovo is mum on exactly what parts will be available other than calling out Core i9 parts specifically. Compared to the P72, the P1 has the same connections-apart from its two USB 3.1 ports instead of three, and the lack of a Mini Display port. If you're in the market for something a little less pricey, Lenovo is also launching the P72, which will retail at the starting price of $1799. (more...)