Does Not Compute: Japan Cyber-Security Minister Admits Shunning PCs

November 19, 2018

A Japanese minister in charge of cyber-security has provoked astonishment by admitting he has never used a computer in his professional life, and appearing confused by the concept of a USB drive. Yoshitaka Sakurada, 68, is the deputy chief of the government’s cyber-security strategy office and also the minister in charge of the Olympic and […]

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India Witnessing Cyber-Attacks From Russia, US, China: F-Secure

November 14, 2018

India has been the target of over 4.3 lakh cyber attacks from five countries including China, Russia and the US while more than 73,000 attacks were initiated from India between January and June this year, says a Finnish cybersecurity company. According to F-Secure’s honeypot data, Russia, the US, China, the Netherlands and Germany targeted India […]

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LaCie USB Type-C Portable SSD With 540MBps Speeds, Up to 2TB Storage Launched

November 14, 2018

LaCie has expanded its portfolio to launch a new USB Type-C portable SSD in the US market. The device comes in varied storage variants, going up to 2TB, and the price starts from $115 (roughly Rs. 8,300). The SSD’s big highlight is that it is ultra-portable weighing under 100 grams, and the square-shaped device fits […]

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Google Set to ‘Redesign’ Sharing Menu on Android to Deliver Faster Experience

November 14, 2018

Google is considering fixing the sharing menu on Android as a “priority”, revealed Android Engineering VP Dave Burke. The executive also said that his team was working on a redesign to deliver a faster and nicer sharing experience to users. An improved sharing menu on Android has become the need of the hour as it […]

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Alibaba Nets Record $30 Billion in Singles’ Day Haul, but Growth Rate Plunges

November 14, 2018

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding cashed a record CNY 213.5 billion ($30.7 billion/ Rs. 21,83,50 crores) in sales on Sunday during its 24-hour online retail frenzy Singles’ Day, but the event’s annual growth dropped to its slowest rate. Shoppers in China and across the world snapped up hot items including iPhones, furniture and milk powder […]

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ARCore APK Teardown Tips Mid-Range Google Phones With ‘Bonito’ and ‘Sargo’ Codenames

November 13, 2018

Google is reportedly planning to add two more smartphones to its Pixel lineup. Handsets with codenames ‘Bonito’ and ‘Sargo’ have been spotted within the code of the latest ARCore APK. As of now, there is no official information that these are upcoming smartphones from Google, but their fish-based codenames suggest that this could be the […]

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Google AdSense Probe Nearing End, Says EU’s Vestager

November 13, 2018

EU regulators are close to wrapping up their third case against Alphabet unit Google involving its AdSense advertising service, Europe’s antitrust chief said on Wednesday, suggesting the company may soon be hit with another hefty fine. The comments by European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager come four months after she levied a record EUR 4.34 billion ($5 billion) fine against Google for using […]

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Netgear Nighthawk AX8 and Nighthawk AX12 Launched, Its First Wi-Fi 6 Routers

November 13, 2018

Netgear has launched its first routers that support the next-generation of Wi-Fi standard. The Netgear Nighthawk AX8 and Nighthawk AX12 are premium routers that are capable of high-speed connectivity, but the key highlight of them is the support for the next Wi-Fi standard, Wi-Fi 802.11ax, or as per the new naming scheme, Wi-Fi 6. The […]

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Oppo RX17 Pro, RX17 Neo With In-Display Fingerprint Scanner, Waterdrop-Shaped Notch Launched: Price, Specifications

November 13, 2018

Oppo has launched the RX17 Pro and RX17 Neo smartphones in Europe. Both the devices sport gradient shiny backs, a waterdrop-shaped notch, and an in-display fingerprint scanner. Both the devices also sport a similar 25-megapixel AI front camera, runs on ColorOS 5.2, and feature a 6.4-inch display with a 91.5 percent screen-to-body ratio. The RX17 […]

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US Supreme Court Ends Fight Over Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules

November 6, 2018

The US Supreme Court on Monday refused a request by the Trump administration and the telecommunications industry to wipe away a lower court decision that had upheld Obama-era net neutrality rules aimed at ensuring a free and open Internet, though the justices’ action does not undo the 2017 repeal of the policy. The high court decision not to […]

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