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Samsung launches Connect Tag for indoor and outdoor location tracking

Samsung launches Connect Tag for indoor and outdoor location tracking The Connect Tag syncs with GPS and WPS, or Wi-Fi position system, for tracking. Samsung is planning to initially launch the Connect Tag in Korea before expanding it to additional countries in the coming months. It is IP68 water- and dust-proof, has a horizontal/vertical of 4.21cm, and is 1.19cm thick. It also ties in with Samsung's SmartThings ecosystem, meaning it can be used to... [Full Article...]

DOJ to Chicago: Drop 'Sanctuary City' Laws or Lose Federal Funding

DOJ to Chicago: Drop 'Sanctuary City' Laws or Lose Federal Funding The City of New Orleans will not be side-tracked by caustic, political rhetoric that seeks to make us fearful of others and scapegoat immigrants. Emanuel, though, blasted Trump on immigration Thursday, saying the president's administration is "morally wrong, policy-wise wrong and their set of priorities will lead you in the wrong direction". [Full Article...]

Amazon announces independent teen accounts (with parental oversight)

Amazon announces independent teen accounts (with parental oversight) In addition to the shipping, you get access to Prime Video , Music, Photos, Reading, and Twitch Prime (meaning you can sub to your favorite streamer once a month, which is pretty great). The teen can also add a note to their parents. The next step for Amazon would be to make it easier for teens to use this cash, perhaps by configuring a digital allowance parents can dole out to teens' accounts... [Full Article...]

Apple iPhone X super cycle won't happen until 2018: Ming-Chi Kuo

The iPhone X features an enormously lovely 5.8-inch Super Retina Display in a smartphone that takes up almost the entire front panel. Apple's new iPhone X is the first of the company's devices that will feature Face ID, the handset will go on sale next month. [Full Article...]

Google unearths evidence of large-scale Russian interference during the USA election

Google unearths evidence of large-scale Russian interference during the USA election In the height of Russian ad buys during the 2016 election, it wasn't just Facebook that got the attention, but Google too. Google has found evidence that a Russian government campaign used the company's platforms to spread propaganda, according to a new report from The Washington Post . [Full Article...]

Blackberry launches its first phone without a keyboard

Blackberry launches its first phone without a keyboard The phone is "KEYone" - with no keyboard - along with many other interesting features. BlackBerry says users can expect at least 32 hours of mixed use from the Motion's 4,000 mAh battery . There is 4GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage that can be further expandable via a MicroSD card slot. With 40 minutes of charge, the battery can charge up to 50%. [Full Article...]

Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL have automatic DND mode for driving

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL there are a lot of improvements and new features compared to their predecessors, but perhaps one of the coolest additions is Pixel Ambient Services . Already you have to favour own-brand headphones if you want the very best performance with some handsets ( AirPods with iPhones, for example - though, unlike PixelBuds, they will work with other phones). [Full Article...]

Senate Intel Leaders Say Ongoing Russia Probe Has Expanded

Senate Intel Leaders Say Ongoing Russia Probe Has Expanded Committee chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) led the announcement by saying that their inquiry has "expanded slightly" though there is no definite conclusion in sight yet. While both Burr and Vice Chairman Sen. Burr said his committee will not release the ads but encouraged Facebook to do so. Warner also said that the Russian intelligence service activities did not end with the US presidential ele... [Full Article...]

Las Vegas Shooting: Paddock's 'Girlfriend' Has Left Philippines

Las Vegas Shooting: Paddock's 'Girlfriend' Has Left Philippines She reportedly returned to the US on Tuesday to clear her name of any connection to the shooting. News that Paddock was the man responsible for killing 59 people and wounding more than 500 was shocking to Alarcon. According to the New York Times , Paddock wired thousands of dollars (other reports claim it was as much as $100,000) to the Philippines some time recently. [Full Article...]

Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus will support Hindi dictation: Tim Cook

Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus will support Hindi dictation: Tim Cook It may seem hard to believe that there's so much interest in the iPhone X . After all, the phone is ludicrously expensive at £999, with the most costly model priced at £1,149. This is the first time that Apple has launched its new iPhone in India at such a short time after the announcement. If you are anxious that Apple will store all the information in order to create a database of facia... [Full Article...]

Puerto Rico's aid is trapped in 9500 shipping containers

Puerto Rico's aid is trapped in 9500 shipping containers The presenter of the video said the hospital she was in had "no water, no cash", and added that "the hospital is completely full with no generators, so they have open windows". But the Department of Homeland Security said that getting more fuel to the island wouldn't address its main problem, which is ports damaged by the storm. [Full Article...]

ME not targeted by election hackers, officials confirm

ME not targeted by election hackers, officials confirm Earlier this week, the state's budget writers approved diverting money from an unused election account to spend an additional $1.2 million to upgrade the office's cybersecurity measures for its voter registration system and business database. [Full Article...]

Why Apple iOS 11 Won't Run Some of Your Apps

Why Apple iOS 11 Won't Run Some of Your Apps Plan to plug your phone into power for the update , and for the download to take quite some time - as much as 30 minutes to an hour, depending on your connection. Riffing off the popular Venmo app, where millions of students split pizza bills and rent notices via the peer-to-peer app, Apple is bringing the same technology to its text message network, Messages. [Full Article...]

Former employees sue Google for gender discrimination

Former employees sue Google for gender discrimination According to the complaint filed by Ellis, Pease, and Wisuri, Google's compensation and promotion policies violate the California Equal Pay Act and demonstrate "willful" discrimination by channeling women into lower-paying job classifications and ladders. [Full Article...]

Kaspersky Lab head summoned to US Congress for testimony

Kaspersky Lab head summoned to US Congress for testimony The firm has about 400 million customers worldwide. Kaspersky Lab has repeatedly denied that it has ties to any government and said it would not help a government with cyber espionage. The Defense Department does not use Kaspersky products anyway, as officials explained. The repercussions of this possible tie between Kaspersky and Russian intelligence could be futile in their impact, esp... [Full Article...]

Nintendo president urges not to give into scalpers for a SNES Classic

Nintendo president urges not to give into scalpers for a SNES Classic Of course this will all depend on whether Nintendo can follow through on its promise to create more of the retro machines this time around. Despite retailing for $79.99, the NES Classic was going for upwards of $ 200 on eBay nearly immediately. [Full Article...]

Conspiracy to help Ram Rahim: Haryana Police arrests Three Dera followers

Conspiracy to help Ram Rahim: Haryana Police arrests Three Dera followers Singh was building a massive underwater villa for foreigners, who are Dera followers. No unauthorised person is being allowed to go inside the dera premises. Also, two rooms were sealed, an OB van, a Lexus auto without a number plate and medicines without labels have been found . The search operation was launched almost two weeks after the CBI court convicted the Dera chief . [Full Article...]

Police arrest Yasin Malik, place heads of Hurriyat factions under house arrest

Police arrest Yasin Malik, place heads of Hurriyat factions under house arrest He said the raids and searches were conducted at nine locations in Kashmir, one in Jammu, winter capital of the State. Yet another NIA team carried out a raid on the residence of separatist leader Shabir Shah's close associate Zamir Sheikh at Nowgam Bypass. [Full Article...]

Harvey shuts down major fuel pipeline supplying Alabama, East Coast

Harvey shuts down major fuel pipeline supplying Alabama, East Coast Benchmark US gasoline futures surged more than 15 percent after Harvey hit. The Energy Department released 500,000 barrels of crude from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve on Thursday. Gasoline advanced, extending its longest rally since 2013, as traders assess the capacity of of key Gulf Coast refineries and pipelines to quickly return to service following Harvey. [Full Article...]

How to install Android 8.0 Oreo Pixel Launcher 2.1 without rooting device

How to install Android 8.0 Oreo Pixel Launcher 2.1 without rooting device What Google lacks is a ideal synchronization. Google announced Android 8.0 Oreo on August 21. It is highly recommended that Android users shouldn't immediately upgrade their software until the issues have been addressed, or they might just suffer the same fate as the beta testers. [Full Article...]


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