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Stay away from my kids, angry Jeremy Hunt tells Facebook

Stay away from my kids, angry Jeremy Hunt tells Facebook In a blog post for the launch, Facebook's Loren Cheng said: "Today, parents are increasingly allowing their children to use tablets and smartphones, but often have questions and concerns about how their kids use them and which apps are appropriate". [Full Article...]

Google pulls YouTube from Amazon Fire TV, Echo Show

Google pulls YouTube from Amazon Fire TV, Echo Show In a statement, a Google representative said it's taking the action because the YouTube apps on Amazon products aren't made by Google, like the YouTube app on the iPhone is, and the retail giant doesn't sell some Google products, such as Chromecast and Google Home. [Full Article...]

Amazon launches Prime programme in Singapore

Amazon launches Prime programme in Singapore Mr Amos Tan, a Singapore Polytechnic senior lecturer in marketing and retail, said Amazon's removal of free shipping for non-members is a way of trying to lock in more customers. memberships are unable to use it locally, and that he encouraged Singaporeans "to leverage the Prime membership package developed specifically for Singapore". [Full Article...]

Super Frost Moon Will Light Up the Sky This Weekend

Super Frost Moon Will Light Up the Sky This Weekend The moon will appear bigger and brighter, although it will pale in comparison to last November's supermoon, which was about 14 percent bigger and shone about 30 percent brighter, The Guardian noted . local time in the USA depending on your time zone. In fact, the supermoon slated for January 31, 2018, will be both, making it a Super Blue Moon . Even more so if it's a supermoon. [Full Article...]

Microsoft Edge for iOS now available from Apple's App Store

Microsoft Edge for iOS now available from Apple's App Store Unfortunately, after the initial setup, it seems that the mobile and desktop versions of Edge don't share history as Microsoft still hasn't added tab syncing. The Photos companion app will soon become available for Windows 10 testers, but it might be a while before it's ready for public release. The other feature is the dark theme of the browser. [Full Article...]

Black Friday online sales rise, but footfall dips

Black Friday online sales rise, but footfall dips Multichannel shoppers were the biggest spenders over the weekend, spending on average $49 more than those who shopped in-store only and $82 more than those who shopped online only. "At the end of the day, a sale is a sale is a sale, whether it happens in-store or online", he said. Roughly 64 million shopped both in stores and online. [Full Article...]

Surprise, surprise! Security by obscurity fails Apple's MacOS

Surprise, surprise! Security by obscurity fails Apple's MacOS That is the full Unix root account, which has superuser privileges that enable it to see and modify any file in any account. Some users have reported triggering the exploit from the login screen, but we could only consistently recreate the issue from System Preferences. [Full Article...]

Putin Bites Back After US Interference with Russian Backed Television Channel

Putin Bites Back After US Interference with Russian Backed Television Channel The Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, funded by the US Congress, are the first foreign media to have been warned by Moscow they may need to register under the new classification. The law was fast-tracked through parliament during the past two weeks, and allows Moscow to force foreign media to brand their news content as the work of "foreign agents". [Full Article...]

Release of 'Padmavati' in United Kingdom is totally illegal: CBFC

Release of 'Padmavati' in United Kingdom is totally illegal: CBFC After Vasundhara Raje, Yogi Adityanath and Shivraj Singh Chauhan, he is the fourth chief minister from a BJP-ruled state to oppose the film's release. The British Board of Film Classification or BBFC announced on Wednesday the embattled Padmavati had been certified "12A" (equivalent to "U/A" in India). [Full Article...]

Uber data breach affects 57 mln users

Uber data breach affects 57 mln users Please let us know via the Help Center if you see anything unexpected or unusual related to your Uber account. In March, Uber officials told the New Hampshire Union Leader that the ride-sharing service had several hundred drivers serving almost 40,000 active riders in New Hampshire. [Full Article...]

Rainbow Six Siege Year 3 Content Roadmap Announced

Rainbow Six Siege Year 3 Content Roadmap Announced Rainbow Six Siege's third year of content, " Operation Chimera ", will bring its first co-op event, developer-publisher Ubisoft recently announced . Season 2 will revert to type with a pair of Italian GIS operators and a new map set in Italy, before Season 3 diverges again with an operator from Scotland Yard in the United Kingdom and Delta Force in the U.S. [Full Article...]

Apple delays HomePod until 2018

Apple delays HomePod until 2018 The Siri-backed smart speaker, which Apple unveiled in June , was supposed to make its in December, but as we learned today, that will not be happening. Apple touted the HomePod's superior audio quality when it first announced the product in June, but competitors have been catching up on that front as well. [Full Article...]

Want a Longer Life? Get a Dog, Study Says

Want a Longer Life? Get a Dog, Study Says People in possession of a pooch were less likely to have cardiovascular disease or die from any cause during the 12 years covered by the study, according to the study published in Scientific Reports . "The results showed that single dog owners had a 33 per cent reduction in risk of death and 11 per cent reduction in risk of cardiovascular disease during follow-up compared to single non-owners". [Full Article...]

Tesla Pickup Truck Shown During Semi Reveal

Tesla Pickup Truck Shown During Semi Reveal For those looking to get the new Roadster early, the cost will be $250,000. The "all-electric supercar" also has a 200-kilowatt battery pack that offers 620 miles of highway driving. The figure assumes a diesel price of $2.50 a gallon versus 7 cents/kWh for electricity and a maximum load traveling at an average speed of 60 miles per hour. [Full Article...]

Security Firm Claims to have Cracked iPhoneX's FaceID System

Security Firm Claims to have Cracked iPhoneX's FaceID System Facial recognition is the next iteration of biometric identification. The company says potential targets of this type of attack could be "billionaires, leaders of major corporations, [national] leaders.". "You can try it out with your own iPhone X , the phone shall recognize you even when you cover a half of your face", the biz said in an advisory last updated on Saturday. [Full Article...]

IPhone X Owners Experiencing Crackling Audio

Read the full report at MacRumors . It seems that the issue isn't limited to just one version of the iPhone X. Both the 64GB and 256GB versions have been affected and this is the same for both Silver and Space Grey devices. As Kuo sees it, this device will cater to the "low-end" and "midrange" markets (and yet, Apple being Apple, he predicts that they will still cost somewhere between $649 ... [Full Article...]

Social Media Company Musical.ly Acquired for $1 Billion

Social Media Company Musical.ly Acquired for $1 Billion Beijing ByteDance Technology, the operator of China's dominant news aggregator Toutiao , has bought social video app Musical.ly, its second acquisition in a week as it aggressively seeks new users by widening its range of content offerings. [Full Article...]

Facebook asking for nude photos to protect users

From there - and once the user has completed an online form through the website of Australia's eSafety Commissioner - a member of Facebook's Community Operations team reviews the image and then "hashes" it, or creates a numerical representation of the image that Facebook says can not be read by humans. [Full Article...]

Sheep can recognize Baaaa-rack Obama's face, new study shows

Sheep can recognize Baaaa-rack Obama's face, new study shows On one side would be an unknown person and on the other would be one of four celebrities. The former U.S. president was one of four celebrities used in a test of the woolly creatures' face-recognition skills, along with Harry Potter actress Emma Watson , British TV host Fiona Bruce and American actor Jake Gyllenhaal , the research team said. [Full Article...]

Ubisoft CEO says there's two more years until a new console generation

Ubisoft CEO says there's two more years until a new console generation Microsoft Store on Monday, Nov. 6th, 2017, in New York City. Unfortunately, Spencer didn't say when fans might be able to enjoy the fruits of these new studios, so we're all playing the waiting game right now. There's a much more subtle nod to Xbox history on the box itself - that is, the packaging for the console - but you might not have caught it. During the night Liam Payne and Caleb ... [Full Article...]


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