Future versions of Firefox will warn the user when they wander onto a website that’s been the victim of a recently-reported data breach.The tool, called Firefox Monitor Notifications, is available now in Firefox Quantum and will be rolled out to users of the mainline browser in the coming weeks.The tool works by automatically notifying users when they visit a recently-compromised site.The user can then click on the alert to visit the Firefox Monitor site, where they can check if their personal details were caught up in the leak.The alerts appear only once per site, and only show for sites that have been compromised in the previous twelve months.Furthermore, users who find the alerts to be intrusive can turn them off entirely.
We often hear about how Bitcoin BTC is trying to disrupt the financial industry.Well, it turns out one German cryptocurrency startup has cut out the middleman and just bought a bank.Earlier this week, German cryptocurrency exchange Bitcoin Group SE announced it has successfully bought a 100-percent stake in an investment bank, Tremmel Wertpapierhandelsbank GmbH.With this purchase, the group will absorb Tremmel’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) license, opening additional doors for product development.The BaFin license will allow Bitcoin Group SE to develop and sell cryptocurrency-based investment contracts (like futures contracts or ETFs) and also to deploy Bitcoin ATMs.The announcement has not detailed how much the investment bank has been bought for, however, it is stated to be in the “lower seven-digit range.” Presumably, this means somewhere between one and five million euros.
The ascension of tech startups from mainland China onto the global stage has been well-documented, but what about Hong Kong?According to Duncan Chiu, chairman of the local Cyberport Investors Network Steering Group, the international finance hub took longer to catch on.Young talent in Hong Kong was “more reserved” than their mainland counterparts, he speculates.Instead of entrepreneurship, they tended to go into banking or other professional paths.Local government played a role, with current and former chief executives making efforts to “reposition” the city as an innovation hub.And in 2007, Hong Kong’s government launched the Cyberport initiative in order to incubate local tech startups.
Samsung has opened the beta program for One UI, based on Android 9 Pie.Currently available in South Korea and potentially other countries, the beta program lets regular users test drive the new software, which will replace Samsung’s skin on the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 Plus and a slew of other devices.Some users in South Korea are reportedly already using the new One UI, which Samsung first teased during its Developer Conference last week.As reported by SamMobile, users in Germany and the U.S. are expected to be able to join the beta soon, though an exact timeframe isn’t available yet.Read: Check out One UI: A newer, rounder take on the Samsung ExperienceIf you have a Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus and want to test out One UI, you can join the program from the Samsung Members app, which should have been pre-installed on your device out of the box.
Never uses computers because his peons do everything for himIn Blighty, we have former home secretary Amber "Necessary Hashtags" Rudd, but shockingly politicians' failure to grasp basic aspects of their brief is not limited to the UK.Which takes us to Japan, where the country's newly appointed deputy minister responsible for cyber security admitted in parliament yesterday that he hasn't touched a computer in his 43-year career.According to The Graun, Yoshitaka Sakurada, responding to a question from the opposition during a lower house session, said:"Since the age of 25, I have instructed my employees and secretaries, so I don't use computers myself."When pressed about use of USB sticks in Japanese nuclear facilities, the 68-year-old Luddite appeared vexed.
Xiaomi has sent out press invites for its Redmi Note 6 Pro launch in New Delhi.The phone will launch on November 22 ahead of its first sale the following day.The price is still to be revealed.Xiaomi has sent out invites for its Redmi Note 6 Pro launch in India.Xiaomi will introduce the smartphone on Thursday, November 22 in New Delhi, following its announcement in Thailand last September.The Redmi Note 6 Pro packs a 6.26-inch, 19:9, Full-HD+ display, Snapdragon 636 chip, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage.
Actual Black Friday is creeping up on us, and to get us pumped up for a week of buying stuff we don't really need but will buy anyway because it's cheaper than it usually is, Lego has revealed a number of its deals that will be rolling out next week.The masters of the plastic brick has laid out five days of deals that will begin next Thursday, 22nd November, and continue through to Monday the 26th (aka "Cyber Monday").Here's each day's key offer:Thursday: 30% off App-Controlled BatmobileFriday: 30% off Mini CooperSaturday: 30% off Arctic Mobile Exploration Base
“Layering on several solutions and taking on multiple ‘best of breed’ systems can sometimes cause issues in back-end systems”In a world of rapid digital transformation, businesses need to make smart choices about where and when they spend their technology budgets.With an increasing range of digital systems and solutions available, organisations must be strategic about ensuring they access the benefits of emerging technologies while working within the constraints of finite budgets.Here are five key factors which businesses should consider when managing the upgrade of the complex systems that are increasingly governing how they operate today.For example, the upgrade will help to drive down cost per unit – it can be that simple.A lack of effective communication regarding the target benefits of the investment can cause confusion which might undermine the successful delivery of the benefits themselves.
Researchers at Mozilla probed 70 connected toys, games, smartphone kit and other gadgets for its second annual Privacy Not Included test, ahead of Black Friday and the Christmas gift-buying rush.They asked five questions, including whether the device can spy on its owners, and how it is controlled or secured – concerns that are regularly raised about kids' toys that fail to protect the data they slurp on their owners.Mozilla also assessed devices against a set of minimum security requirements, such as use of encryption and strong passwords if there is a point of contact for reporting a vulnerability.The FREDI monitor was the only device ranked "super creepy" - researchers previously claimed a miscreant can remotely connect to it and use its built in camera without authentication.Many more gadgets probed by Mozilla were branded "very creepy" – which doesn't necessarily mean they have bad security practices, since it also assesses the level of insight the device has into your life.For instance, "very creepy" devices that meet the minimum security standards include Amazon devices Echo and Cloud Cam, and Google Home.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Designing safe bridges and water systems for low-income communities is not always easy for engineers coming from highly industrialized places.A new discipline called contextual engineering helps engineers think beyond personal values, expectations and definitions of project success when tackling global infrastructure problems.A new study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign uses comprehensive questionnaires and a computer algorithm to provide guidance to engineers working with cultures different from their own.Published in the Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, it details techniques for incorporating the influences of local politics, economics, culture, education and technology into engineering design for a community's infrastructure needs."There can be a tendency for engineers, myself included, to believe in a one-size-fits-all solution and that if we just find that silver bullet, everything will be better," said Ann-Perry Witmer, the study's author and an agricultural and biological engineering researcher.As a former consulting engineer, Witmer said she is well versed in the nuances of working with clients from familiar places.
So there’s not much going free in the skies these days.As we all know, budget airlines have an even greater reputation for being skinflints when it comes to putting the passenger first.So if you’re attempting to travel on the cheap then it takes a canny flyer who can dodge the blizzard of extra charges that come with a seat on a low-budget carrier today.Some have even managed to get past the sexy computer-generated design briefs and a few have taken things a step further and done the most important thing – get off the ground.Building electric aircraft comes with a mountain of hurdles to overcome though, even if it’s a seemingly-straightforward two-seater.While the biggest barrier could be getting certification, without which you’re certainly not going to get off the ground, there are plenty of technical issues to pick through too.
The smoke caused headaches, stung eyes, and obscured skylines with tiny, dangerous particles that left soot on the windshields of Lyfts navigating all the busy construction.Hill suffers from respiratory issues already, and though she was wearing a bright yellow jacket and a hard hat to protect her on Tuesday morning, she had no respirator to shield her lungs.A gave everyone on her crew an N95 mask on Monday, when it was clear the city was going to again be stifled by smoke from the fire that caught the previous Friday.All over the neighborhood, construction workers were going up outdoor elevators into buildings, hanging off the sides of lifts, hammering and working and taking breaks with no respiratory masks on.California’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration sent out a warning on November 9, the day the Camp Fire broke out, that all employers in the state who have workers affected by wildfire smoke need to modify work conditions and schedules to minimize exposure, or hand out appropriate respirators, like disposable N95 masks, to protect workers.“The greatest hazard comes from breathing fine particles in the air, which can reduce lung function, worsen asthma and other existing heart and lung conditions, and cause coughing, wheezing and difficulty breathing.”
A lush, thick booklet of information and art devoted to the first game I ever beat: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.I would look lovingly at the concept art and screenshots on the pages as I learned how to find all the Gold Skulltulas and forge the Big Goron's Sword—and discovered, definitively, that the Triforce was not a collectible item.Years later, short on cash, I sold that strategy guide at a used games store.Last week, Prima Games, the dominant force in the print publishing industry for videogame guides, announced that it would be shutting down, with closures beginning in the upcoming weeks and continuing until the final office closes in March of 2019.This means print strategy guides, formerly the best source of in-depth information about videogames to exist, will largely cease to exist in a broad consumer format.Smaller publishers and boutiques will undoubtedly continue to publish these guides, or at least books like them; hardcore players like their collectibles, after all.
Apple’s iPad Pro (2018) is now open for pre-orders on sites of authorised Apple resellers like Maple and Unicorn.Both models will be available in Space Grey and Silver colours, and will feature WiFi and Wi-Fi+Cellular variants as connectivity options.The iPad Pro features a Liquid Retina display, with screen resolution for the 12.9-inch model being 2732x2048 pixels, as opposed to 2388x1668 for the 11-inch one.They both have the same pixel density of 264 ppi.There will be four storage options for the new iPad Pro- 64GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB.The iPad Pro series is powered by a A12X Bionic chip, which is a 7nm chipset.
Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, tricks, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and connected services.We’ve all spent countless hours on YouTube watching random videos.And admittedly, there’s some embarrassing stuff in your history you’d never want anyone to know about, or for the site to base its recommendations on for you.Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with a way to wipe the slate clean.Google offers multiple options to manage your watch and search history on YouTube.Go to youtube.com on your desktop browser.
The report suggests he was at best uninterested in some of the scandals that engulfed his company, and at worst, complicit in exacerbating them.It's red meat to powerful investors who want to oust Zuckerberg as chairman.Stepping down as chairman would allow him to acknowledge his failings, throw a bone to Facebook's critics, and still maintain control of the firm he built.In its own right, the black-ops mission to cast George Soros as the puppetmaster behind an anti-Facebook movement is startling and disturbing.But overall, the impression I took away was one of a spectacular failure in leadership.The Times portrays Zuckerberg as, at best, uninterested in some of the existential issues that have threatened Facebook over the past three years, and at worst, complicit in exacerbating them.
Dyson has given the James Dyson Award for 2018 to a pair of students from Lancaster University for their O-Wind Turbine, which harnesses inner-city wind to create electricity.You can see how a wind-related device is right in Dyson's wheelhouse, with their biggest inventions including things that suck (vacuums), things that blow (fans) and things that leave your hands looking like Skeletor's while still being slightly damp (Airblade).The turbine allows wind energy to be harnessed in cities, which is important because the taller our buildings go, the more wind is produced, but we haven't been able to harness it for energy because it blows in all sorts of random directions and existing turbines can only handle uni-directional wind.The design was inspired by the Mars Tumbleweed rover – specifically by how it failed:"Six feet in diameter, this inflatable ball was designed to autonomously bounce and roll like tumbleweed, across Mars’ surface to measure atmospheric conditions and geographical location.Like conventional wind turbines, it was powered by unidirectional wind blows which severely impaired the rover’s mobility when faced with obstructions, often throwing it off course and resulting, ultimately, in the failure of the project.
Samsung has unveiled its plans for a next-generation flagship smartphone processor, called the Exynos 9820, said to offer a significant speed boost and improved energy efficiency, when compared to older Exynos models.The chip is likely to be used in European versions of the Galaxy S10, as well as all other models of the handset outside the US, and as such it gives a glimpse into some of the capabilities that handset is likely to include.It’s the successor to the Exynos 9810, used in its current Galaxy S9 flagship smartphone.For gaming use, the Exynos 9820 is designed to deliver 40 percent faster graphics or 35 percent improved efficiency.The chip uses eight cores arranged into three clusters, two being fourth-generation Samsung-developed processors, with the others based on ARM’s Cortex-A75 and Cortex-A55 designs.The custom cores are designed for raw processing power, while the A75 is tuned for performance and the A55 is designed for efficiency, Samsung said.
Planning for 2019 is well underway and most marketers are asking themselves if their plan will really impact results.And from there, work backwards to corresponding goals for leads, channels, tactics and audience targets.Unfortunately, the words that no marketer wants to hear ring clear from leadership: do more with less budget.Samantha Stone, the Founder of the Marketing Advisory Network, suggests that marketers flip the usual model for 2019 planning.If you start with marketing strategy, you can stop doing “more” and instead focus on a few tactics your team executes incredibly well, that can have a significant impact on the organization.Fortunately, Samantha offers 3 tips to create a high-impact marketing strategy (regardless of where you’re at).
In response to this trend, Zebra Technologies has decided to change the way it talks to its customers.TechRadar Pro sat down with the company’s global CMO Jeff Schmitz to better understand its new approach and learn why it has decided to focus on the ‘human’ element of its work.What is Zebra's “new focus” and company message to industry and clients and why?We have a rich legacy of enabling enterprises to succeed and thrive in an increasingly data-driven world.With nearly 50 years of technology expertise and cutting edge innovation Zebra has continually enhanced its capabilities to deliver industry-tailored, end-to-end solutions that intelligently connect people, assets and data to help our customers make business-critical decisions.This means that our devices and solutions are designed to deliver a performance advantage at the edge of the enterprise.