A new update is being rolled out to the Galaxy A8+ 2018 and the flagship galaxy S8/8+ few days after a similar update was made available to the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.The update with version number G9500ZCU2AQL2, G9550ZCU2AQL2 which brings the Android security patch for the month of January is being rolled out to Galaxy S8/S8+ users in China, while a similar update with version number A730FXXU1ARA6 is hitting the newly announced Galaxy A8+ (2018) units in India.Although the sizes of the current update can’t be ascertained at the moment, the security updates for these devices much like the updates for other Galaxy phones brings fixes for five critical Android vulnerabilities and fixes for 13 Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE) in the company’s own software.The updates are only currently rolling out to users of the flagship Galaxy S8/8+ in China, while same is rolling out to users of the Galaxy A8+ 2018 in India, we do hope to see the same update rolled out to other countries.Just in case you are yet to get the update notification, we advise you check out whether the update is available for you yet manually via your phone setting.If not don’t worry as the updates may take a while before it gets to your device.
Blockchain has become the latest buzzword in the technology industry, but many people are still in the dark about just what exactly it means.Thanks to Raine Revere, we have a bit of a better grasp on what the blockchain entails as well as some of its implications.As Revere so eloquently put it, “blockchain is a technology that allows for peer to peer transactions,” she explained on CTRL+T.With the blockchain, instead of relying on a company, a bank, the government or some other third-party to keep your data safe, you rely on cryptography behinds the scene to transact person-to-person.’“So there’s less risk of your data being made insecure and there’s also reduced costs for the end user in a well-designed peer to peer system because you’re not paying thee middlemen to keep your data safe and handle all the coordination of transactions,” Revere said.“If we want this technology to actually have a positive effect on society, we need these economic improvements to be accompanied by improvements to the accessibility and the inclusivity of this technology,” Revere explained.
A week back, Chinese wearables maker NO.1 launched the NO.F6 smartwatch, the latest product aimed at outdoor people.Starting on January 22nd, the watch will finally go on presale over on Gearbest for as low as $14.99.Let’s see why you might be interested in the watch!As we just mentioned earlier, the NO.1 F6 is a smartwatch made for outdoor or sport people.This means it’s equipped with everything you need to have a proper fitness companion, going from the second generation dynamic heart rate monitoring (working 24h/7) to the step counter, calories burnt and walked distance calculator.
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Back in 2010, Apple’s iconic co-founder Steve Jobs was not entirely enthralled with the enterprise.In fact, Jobs is famously quoted as saying, “What I love about the consumer market, that I always hated about the enterprise market, is that we come up with a product, we try to tell everybody about it, and every person votes for themselves.”He added, “They go ‘yes’ or ‘no,’ and if enough of them say ‘yes,’ we get to come to work tomorrow.That was an accurate enough representation of the way things worked when Jobs made the statement.That movement has helped fuel Apple’s enterprise evolution.In a June 2017 Bloomberg interview, Cook didn’t provide any numbers, but he did call the enterprise, “the mother of all opportunities.” That’s because enterprises tend to buy in bulk, and as they build an Apple support system in-house, it feeds other parts of the enterprise market as companies buy Macs to build custom apps for both internal users and consumers of their products and services.
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"Star Trek: Discovery" star Shazad Latif no longer has to cling on to his big secret."It's been crazy, the silence I've had to endure," admits a relieved Latif, who plays Lt. Ash Tyler in the show -- and (spoiler alert!)But playing multiple characters was an acting challenge that made the clandestine operation worthwhile.Playing two such contrasting characters meant his scenes with co-star Sonequa Martin-Green transformed in tone during "The Wolf Inside", going from tender love scenes to snarling fight scenes in one episode."We filmed the Voq stuff first as Tyler doesn't really have any lines in it, so I wanted to make sure the stand-in and the stunt director could learn my movements."There was a shot when I'm flying out into space getting frozen," he says.
For the past seven years, Hong Kong has held the title of the world's priciest city for home-buyers, according to the 2017 Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey.James Law, a Hong Kong-based architect, believes that his micro-homes could help alleviate the city's housing crisis.But his tiny home designs are anything but typical — they are concrete water pipes outfitted with all the amenities of a modern home.Called the OPod, the "tube homes" measure 100 square feet.Law's firm, James Law Cybertecture, manufactured the "tube home" pictured below from a 8.2-foot-diameter water pipe.It includes a sofa that folds out into a bed, shelves, a mini fridge, a microwave, and a bathroom with a shower.
After launching a few customized versions of the VIVO X20 the company finally came with something made especially for females.The original model was launched in various color options including the gold, rose gold, matte black, blue, and black gold.So the VIVO X20 Dream Pink is the sixth color variant.But there were two other models in face of the Honor of Kings Limited Edition as well as the Christmas Edition.So at this moment, there are up to 8 models of the VIVO X20, which can be considered to be one of the best full-screen smartphones around the globe.Today the manufacturer officially announced this customized version is already available for purchase at 3198 yuan ($496).
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Finding a suitable multi vendor shopping cart software is a task filled with risk and awareness.A well-established multi-vendor shopping cart has a smooth functioning and it changes the way, people shop for a product.Laravel Ornate multi-vendor clone script enables an individual to turn into an entrepreneur within a short time.But, there are several aspects that one should consider while choosing the script.The multi-vendor marketplace script creates a platform that brings people, merchants, stores, and products together under one roof.It is a quite different shopping experience, as people can boast about the shopping experience in social media platforms and watch the purchases made by their friends.
We visited luxury watchmakers Garrick England, who gave us an exclusive look at their newest watch, the £28,000 "S1."The watch is made entirely by hand, taking four months to complete.They showed us some of the processes involved in making one of the most complex watches seen in the UK.There is currently only one "S1" in the world, with an estimated total quantity of around 10, making it one of the rarest watches in the world.Business Insider was given an exclusive look at how one of the rarest and most complex watches in the UK are made.Luxury watchmakers Garrick England, have created the "S1," a "skeleton" watch that's made and carefully crafted by hand, taking a total of around four months to make.
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Well, you know how we do…Turf spikes for the hardwood — that’s really the best way to describe the pattern, and it is really a shame, because on dusty floor spikes don’t work.For the first three days of testing I was on a severely unfinished wood floor at 24-hour Fitness (no clear coat at all).Still nowhere near the best, or even great, but it was good enough.As for durability outdoors — I wouldn’t.).The huge Zoom units, blended with the Max Zoom in the heel, provide impact protection beyond anything not made of little white pebbles that still bounces back to provide responsiveness underfoot.If you are needing some intense impact protection because of age or injury, the LeBron 15 Black Gold will have your knees feeling, well, not so damaged.Otherwise known as a really thick Flyknit, Battleknit sounds better — especially when dealing with an athlete like LeBron.The comfort is still there, the flexibility is freaking awesome, and the durability, so far, seems to be way better than past builds.The thicker weave seen above is stronger and tighter in areas needing containment while over the foot there is more elasticity for better comfort and fit.The heel stays locked in using the Flywire lacing.
In China, tech behemoths Tencent and Alibaba have carved up the industry according to their respective strengths: Tencent has claimed gaming and social networking, whereas Alibaba has made ecommerce its raison d’etre.In particular, WeChat mini programs are providing shops with new ways of selling products, such as group buying deals that are facilitated through chat groups.“In that way, mini programs and WeChat Pay, the app’s mobile wallet, could pose a threat to Alibaba’s online business,” Mo continues, though it remains to be seen how Tencent manages shops on the WeChat platform, as well as related issues like counterfeit goods.The startup takes advantage of each user’s social network by offering discounts for group purchases.Tencent is also an investor in Meili United Group, which consists of two fashion ecommerce startups, Meilishuo and Mogujie, that merged in 2016.According to ParkLu, an agency that helps brands collaborate with social media influencers, the introduction of mini program shops has doubled clickthrough rates for some bloggers, such as fashionista Becky Li.
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Twitter has provided updated details on its investigation into Russian election interference on its platform in 2016.Its identification of more than 13,000 more Russian-linked bots that made election-related tweets puts the total over 50,000.In addition, about 3,800 (up 1,000 from Twitter’s data in the fall) were associated with the now-notorious Internet Research Agency.Still, Twitter denied that these accounts were a significant problem:The results of this supplemental analysis are consistent with the results of our previous work: automated election-related content associated with Russian signals represented a very small fraction of the overall activity on Twitter in the ten-week period preceding the 2016 election.As if to demonstrate the different scales at work here, the Twitter blog post then changed topics to its efforts to block bots and suspicious activity platform-wide.
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai says he still believes that it was appropriate to fire James Damore.“I don’t regret it,” said Pichai, in an interview with Recode’s Kara Swisher and MSNBC’s Ari Melber.“It was the right decision,” YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, echoed on stage.It’s been almost six months since the company dismissed the engineer, who authored a controversial memo about purported gender differences.In a ten page rant, Damore made a series of claims arguing against Google’s diversity initiatives, some of which he incorrectly characterized as confirmed by science.The decision to oust Damore received a lot of praise — and also a lot of condemnation.
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Nigel Farage has dismissed claims he passed a data to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in secret meetings at the Ecuadorian embassy as “conspiratorial nonsense”.The allegations were made on Thursday in sworn testimony by Fusion GPS founder, Glenn Simpson, to the US House Intelligence Committee which is one of several official bodies investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.Farage is already known to have visited the Ecuadorian embassy where Assange has been holed up since 2012, when he was spotted leaving in September of last year.Yesterday Simpson claimed there may have been more, saying: “There was a somewhat unacknowledged relationship between the Trump people and the Ukip people and that the path to Wikileaks ran through that.And I still think that today.”“I’ve been told and have not confirmed that Nigel Farage had additional trips to the Ecuadorian embassy than the one that’s been in the papers and that he provided data to Julian Assange.”
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai responded today to the firing of employee James Damore over his controversial memo on workplace diversity, stating that while he does not regret the decision, he regrets that people misunderstood it as a politically motivated event.Speaking in a live conversation with journalist and Recode co-founder Kara Swisher, MSNBC host Ari Melber, and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki in San Francisco, Pichai said that the decision to fire Damore was about ensuring women at Google felt like the company was committed to creating a welcoming environment.“I regret that people misunderstand that we may have made this for a political belief one way or another,” Pichai said.“It’s important for the women at Google, and all the people at Google, that we want to make a inclusive environment.” When pressed by Swisher on the issue of regret, Pichai stated more definitively, “I don’t regret it.” Wojcicki, who has spoken publicly about how Damore’s memo affected her personally, followed up with, “I think it was the right decision.”Damore, who was fired back in August after his internal memo went viral, filed a lawsuit earlier this month alleging Google discriminates against white male conservatives.The crux of Damore’s memo was that Google’s diversity efforts are misplaced, that women may be biologically less suited to engineering and programing jobs in the tech industry, and that Google creates a hostile environment for conservatives.
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Photo by Dieter Bohn / Dami LeeGboard, Google’s iOS and Android keyboard app, has quietly updated its design by moving its GIF-making button up next to the word suggestion bar.The GIF-making feature has been around since last September, but it was hidden behind the emoji button on the bottom.With its shiny new placement, the button allows for GIFs to be recorded from the front and back camera, and it lets you record in two modes: “Loop,” which is basically a Boomerang you can record for three seconds, and “Fast-Forward,” which lets you record up to one minute and speeds up the result.When you’re done recording, you can copy and paste the GIF into your message, and send it off to your friends.Recording and making your own GIFs isn’t new — you can easily turn your live photos into GIFs through Google’s excellent Motion Stills app — but placing the feature so prominently on the keyboard means you might be seeing your friends’ moving faces way more often.
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The recent success of Pokémon GO made many people very familiar with the concept of "augmented reality": computer-generated perception blends into the real and virtual worlds.Physicists at the German Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) working together with colleagues at the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research (IFW) and the Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU) (Austria) have now developed an ultrathin electronic magnetic sensor that can be worn on skin.The results are published in the journal Science Advances (DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aao2623).At first glance, the shiny little gold elements look like a modern tattoo.But on this extremely thin, almost invisible foil that sticks to the palm of the hand like a second skin, there are sensors which provide people with a "sixth sense" for magnetic fields.These sensors will enable people to manipulate everyday objects or control appliances both in the physical world and in augmented or virtual reality with mere gestures, similar to how we use a smartphone now.
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The quest to find an effective male birth control pill is like Charlie Brown from “Peanuts” trying to kick the football: Always seemingly within grasp, only to be stopped by Lucy (or disappointing study results) at the last second.Most recently, in 2016, a large clinical trial of a contraceptive injection was stopped early, after men reported more side effects than expected, including serious emotional problems and mood swings—one volunteer even committed suicide during the study.Given the history of difficulty in this field, we present a newly published study with extremely measured optimism: The authors of a paper in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry say they’ve stumbled onto another potential male contraceptive, a compound derived from a plant extract that hunters in Africa have long used to create poison-tipped arrows with.The extract, known as ouabain, inhibits an enzyme called Na/K-ATPase, which helps cells pump sodium out and potassium in through their membrane.In these cells, inhibiting the enzyme causes them (and the heart) to slow down.Over the centuries, that’s made ouabain a good option as a lethal poison.
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Tesla is bringing its newest production vehicle to its showrooms in some East Coast locations for the first time, so that potential (and many actual) customers will be able to check it out in person.The carmaker will have Model 3 demo units on display at showrooms in New York, Boston and Miami starting this week, CNBC reports.The Model 3 will be on display in Manhattan’s Meatpacking district showroom and the Tesla location on Boston’s Boylston street, per CNBC, as well as in its Miami customer facility.The car, which starts at $35,000 without incentives, is also at Tesla’s LA and Palo Alto galleries, but it’s still not shipping at the rates that Tesla was hoping it would by this time.The carmaker’s most recent shipment numbers show that it had made under 3,000 vehicles in total as of January 1, way behind its anticipated 5,000 per week target.It’s been improving the speed at which it can make the cars, however, and claims to expect to be able to churn out 2,500 per week by the end of the first quarter of 2018.
What happens when you take a perfectly good neural network and, figuratively, stick a screwdriver in its brain?You get melancholy glitch-art music videos that turn talking heads into digital puppets.A machine learning developer named Jeff Zito made a series of music videos using a deep learning network based on Face2Face.Originally developed to generate stunningly realistic image transfers, like controlling a digital Obama in real-time using your own facial movements, this project takes it in a different direction.Sometimes the best AI isn’t good enough.By fiddling with the network’s controls – essentially introducing less-than-optimum parameters — Zito was able to generate stark videos that remind us of everything weird about Max Headroom.
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