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EU wants Zuckerberg to give evidence over Facebook data scandal

EU wants Zuckerberg to give evidence over Facebook data scandal Zuckerberg was seemingly prepared for questions on a range of issues from Cambridge Analytica to Facebook's default-privacy settings. Analysts and investors keep close tabs on Facebook's user statistics as a way to gauge the company's financial health. [Full Article...]

Facebook Stories to get AR drawings and Boomerangs in the near future

Facebook Stories to get AR drawings and Boomerangs in the near future It's massively popular feature which is now making its way to the Facebook Stories. Starting with the new 3D drawings and Instagram's Boomerang, the social media platform hopes to compete with Snapchat . If we talk about this particular Stories feature on Facebook , it has not been successful as Instagram or Snapchat. "The way people share and connect is changing; it's quickly becoming m... [Full Article...]

Kathua, Unnao rape case: DCW chief on indefinite hunger strike

Kathua, Unnao rape case: DCW chief on indefinite hunger strike The party sources said that Sharma has convened an emergency meeting of the party legislators including ministers and seniors leaders in Jammu on Saturday to discuss the issue. Speaking to ANI, the BJP leader said there is no problem in the alliance and the party is talking to state Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. "You see their plan, first they shout "minority minority", then "Dalit Dalit", ... [Full Article...]

Moto G6 Plus specs revealed on popular benchmarking site Geekbench

Moto G6 Plus specs revealed on popular benchmarking site Geekbench The latest leaked renders reveal what all three models would look like, along with the various colour options these handsets will be offered in at launch. Going by the leaked image, it is quite sure now that the new Moto G6 Play will carry a glass build similar to that of Moto X4 which was launched a year ago. [Full Article...]

SEGA Announces Sega Ages for Nintendo Switch

SEGA Announces Sega Ages for Nintendo Switch We've seen several major news drops this evening from that, including Shenmue I and II getting a release bundle on modern consoles . At Sega Fes 2018, the developer has re-entered the console market. This could be a change in direction from the company's long-standing relationship with AtGames, whose Sega Genesis Flashback console tried, and failed, to match Nintendo's efforts past year. [Full Article...]

Trump bravado gives way to solemn speech on Syria airstrikes

Trump bravado gives way to solemn speech on Syria airstrikes Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Joseph Dunford said. Arizona Rep. Kirsten Sinema, a Phoenix Democrat who's running for the Senate said: "The use of chemical weapons against innocent civilians is despicable and must be condemned by every nation". [Full Article...]

Oklahoma teachers' union calls for end to strike

Oklahoma teachers' union calls for end to strike The decision to end the Oklahoma walkout was met with mixed reaction from teachers, some of whom said OEA ended the walkout prematurely. Ed Allen, president of the Oklahoma City American Federation of Teachers, said his members would vote Thursday night on how to proceed. [Full Article...]

AMD launches second generation Ryzen chipsets

AMD launches second generation Ryzen chipsets So the Ryzen 7 1800X can clock as high as 4.1GHz with a large cooler installed, rather than the 4GHz top stock speed with a more modest cooler installed. These are also available for pre-order and range from U.S. $299.99 for the X470 Taichi Ultimate down to USA $149.99 for the X470 Master SLI/ac motherboard. [Full Article...]

Android Phone Makers Caught Fibbing About Security Patches

Android Phone Makers Caught Fibbing About Security Patches Now it looks like smartphone manufacturers have been lying to users about which security patch update is installed on their phone , even when they had skipped the particular patch. 'We found several vendors that didn't install a single patch but changed the patch date forward by several months. In total, Nohl and Lell analysed the firmware of 1,200 phones developed by companies such as Sa... [Full Article...]

Ewok Hunt Is Coming To Battlefront II

Ewok Hunt Is Coming To Battlefront II For every stormtrooper taken down in this game mode, another Ewok spawns. If the Empires forces have been completely eliminated, the Ewoks win and their celebration can begin. However, for those who aren't looking to spend their hard-earned cash on Battlefront 2 crystals (and we really can't blame you for that), then you'll also be able to purchase these cosmetic skins using credits you can earn... [Full Article...]

New BioShock game tipped underway at top-secret 2K studio

New BioShock game tipped underway at top-secret 2K studio The last major entry was made with the last generation of game consoles in mind, and there's been ample time for publisher 2K Games to start work on a whole new game for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 generation. Presumably that means Ken Levine won't be involved in the project, as he's now working on an original project at his new 2K-backed studio Ghost Story Games. [Full Article...]

Strong weekend storms possible with cool front

Strong weekend storms possible with cool front Any storms that develop will have the potential to be severe with large hail and damaging winds being the most likely threats; however, a few isolated tornados will also be possible , according to the weather service. Here, there is concern that a dry air mass aloft in the middle levels of the atmosphere could block some storms from either developing or intensifying. [Full Article...]

De Lille could have made a courtesy call, says DA

De Lille could have made a courtesy call, says DA Once you've listened, share the podcast with your circle and let us know what you think, by voting in the poll below. The DA also stated that De Lille is free to move to any political party she wishes, as this is a free democracy. "Patricia worked with Mama Winnie and it's within her right to pay tribute in an appropriate platform‚" he said. I mean [DA leader Mmusi Maimane] has done so. [Full Article...]

Are hardware makers doing enough to keep Android phones secure?

Are hardware makers doing enough to keep Android phones secure? When presented with SRL's findings, Google noted that some of the devices analysed were not Android certified devices, meaning they are not held to Google's standards of security , and also mentioned that modern Android phones usually have security features that make them hard to hack, even when they have unpatched security vulnerabilities. [Full Article...]

Ripple (XRP) Commits $25 Million To Digital and Blockchain Businesses

Ripple (XRP) Commits $25 Million To Digital and Blockchain Businesses Ripple's in-house tokens were placed into the specifically-created cryptocurrency-only vehicle called Blockchain Capital Parallel IV. XRP is also optimistic as Blockchain Capital's investment will provide an opportunity to identify new use cases for Ripple's own technology - the XRP Ledger and Interledger Protocol . [Full Article...]

Fortnite: Where to Find All Taco Shop Locations

Fortnite: Where to Find All Taco Shop Locations If you're not affected, count yourself lucky, because it sounds like most players are experiencing at least some impact. If we talk about this current update , Epic Games has removed the Guided Missiles from the game. Roughly 90 minutes later, services were taken offline to attempt to diagnose and resolve the issue, and at the time of writing, have not yet come back online. [Full Article...]

Nintendo Switch Sales Cross The 4 Million Mark In Japan

Nintendo Switch Sales Cross The 4 Million Mark In Japan Each battle will become tougher than the last as debuffs stack, but new gear can be obtained by successfully conquering trials. The iconic Football Manager sim is about to make its debut for the Nintendo Switch console, according to a report on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Rape inquiry against India BJP lawmaker

Rape inquiry against India BJP lawmaker The girl's father, who was later taken in custody and died with serious injury marks on his body. Besides Unnao case, NCW also took strong note of the Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua rape case and called for action against the perpetrators in both the cases. [Full Article...]

Amazon Ring Acquistion Complete, Drops Doorbell Prices

Amazon Ring Acquistion Complete, Drops Doorbell Prices Previously, the original Ring doorbell price was set at $133, so you're getting a nice discount with the current deal. The Ring doorbell is already the bestseller in Tools & Home Improvement . The company's products will be joining a bunch of other smart home devices under the Amazon umbrella, including the company's own Cloud Cam and various devices by one-time competitor, Blink . [Full Article...]

Android vendorst fail to install security patches

Android vendorst fail to install security patches While missing out on patches and claiming that they are present itself amounts to lying and is a breach of trust, the scenario seems far worse. These are places in the code where updates should be but are not. Bringing up the rear were ZTE and TCL, whose phones had an average of more than four missed Android security practices. Google told Wired , "some of the devices SRL analyzed may not... [Full Article...]


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