Researchers confirm hardware vulnerable to remote attacksSecurity researchers say they can back up a mother's claim that her baby monitor had been remotely hacked and used to spy on her family.The Register has contacted the company that makes the Fredi for comment, but has yet to hear back.According to the researchers, the monitors use poor security practices when connecting to the online portal that allows parents to view the monitors on either their laptops or mobile devices.This leaves them prone to be hijacked by hackers who could then use the cameras to spy on people.Such was the case with Jamie Schmidt, a mother from South Carolina who complained that her monitor's camera was panning the room on its own and, after she discovered the activity, locked her out from the control panel.
If you do not have the budget to take on the newly unveiled VIVO NEX, Vivo has a number of smartphones that could well suit your pocket.Just about a month after it released the VIVO Y83 which is the first ever device to use the recently announced MediaTek Helio P22 SoC with its AI features, the firm a few hours ago released yet another member of the Y series of vivo phones – the VIVO Y81 in Taiwan.Today, the company has expanded the availability of the Y81 outside of the Taiwanese market.The company has announced that the Vivo Y81 is now available in Vietnam, and notably, the new entrant to the Vietnam market is the same device as the one launched in Taiwan and even carry a similar price tag.Priced at 4.990.000 ₫ ($220), the Vivo Y81 is available to buy in black color only in Vietnam via FPTSHOP starting from today with free Nationwide delivery.The Vivo Y81, much like some latest offerings from other OEMs, features the irregular screen notch that was popularised with the launch of the iPhone X.
If you’ve treated yourself to a shiny new computer then the excitement might be tempered somewhat by the thought of having to shift all your files and programs over to the new machine.We can’t sit down in front of your computer for you and tell you exactly which bits of data you need to move over, so you’re going to have to run some level of audit yourself—it’s probably a good idea to do this before you start, rather than waiting until afterwards and realising you’ve lost a folder full of vintage 1990s movie poster scans.Make a note of where your important files and folders are saved, the apps you use most often, and the folders those apps use.If you can use the new and old computers in tandem for a while we’d recommend it, as it helps you to work out what you need and what you can leave behind.It’s simple but it’s effective, as long as you know where all your files are in the first place, and haven’t spread them across every corner of your hard disk.You can get both old and new computers on the same Wi-Fi network and transfer files that way, for instance, but the hoops you have to jump through (especially when working with different OSes) and the limited access to files and folders you get make this method hard to recommend over the ones we’ve already mentioned.
The “garage” conjures an image of bootstrap dynamism and success, so much so that a very prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm headed by co-founder Guy Kawasaki has been christened Garage Technology Ventures.With a seed capital of Rs 10000 (less than $200), entrepreneur Kiran Mazumdar Shaw set up a company which today has revenues inching towards the half a billion-dollar mark.The garage metaphor operates at both the level of the entrepreneurial psyche, as well as at a subtler and important level, in terms of the role that the “garage” plays in the entrepreneurial process.The garage as a goalFirst, the “garage” represents an inspirational ideal.In strategic terms, the location and the cost of the ‘incubator’ can be far more important than the actual size, the condition or the elegance of the place.
Instagram has become Mecca for bloggers and influencers and it's showing its value for advertisers too.With Instagram being flooded with bloggers and influencers across all genres, sometimes a post or page may need a little added push to reach new customers.Follow this step by step guide to get started with advertising on Instagram, and you should have your ad up on Instagram in no timeSTEP 1: Create a business Page and profileYou must have a Facebook Page to run ads and create a free business profile on Instagram.If you don't have one yet, create a Page.
As it promised at its I/O Conference last month, Google has now enabled Continued Conversations in its voice-activated Assistant, so you don’t have to invoke it with a ‘Hey Google’ for every new command.That should make Google’s app and smart speakers a little less awkward to use, especially when you’ve got company around.It should also streamline the process of adding reminders to your schedule and items to your shopping list.The company says you can now ask, “Hey Google, what’s the weather today?”… “And what about tomorrow?”… “Can you add a rain jacket to my shopping list”… “And remind me to bring an umbrella tomorrow morning”…“Thank you.”You’ll need to turn this on before you can use it:Bring up Assistant on your phone.
Q1 2019 beat guidance, but FY 19 forecasts were cut and investors bit backRed Hat has posted a fine set of results for the first quarter of its 2019 financial year, but offered reduced guidance for the rest of the year and been punished by investors as a result.Q1 saw US$814 million in revenue roll in, up 20 per cent on the same quarter last year and $7m ahead of guidance.30 per cent growth in emerging technologies came in part from 100 new customers signing up for the company’s OpenShift container platform.The company’s services business grew nicely and president and CEO Jim Whitehurst proudly pointed out that Red Hat now has over 1,000 subscribers, up 70 per cent year on year.87 per cent of all revenue was subscription, just the sort of thing Wall Street likes in these SaaS-y and cloudy times.
The Mi Pad 4 was yesterday confirmed to get a Snapdragon 660 chipset and an 8-inch screen by Xiaomi.Today, some long-hidden images of the tablet have now been posted in the open on Weibo.Thie images show a slim bezel-design confirming what we previously thought was going to happen.The tablet will integrate a 16:10 aspect ratio surely.Most of the design elements are taken from last year’s tablet.It has a single rear camera positioned on the top left corner of the new slate and there’s a long rectangular white strip that runs along the most of the top edge on the back side.
Xiaomi is perhaps best known for its very affordable smartphones that have never officially reached US shores.What is less known, however, is that it is one of the few remaining makers of Android tablets, which have never officially reached US shores either.It would seem, however, that Xiaomi will be stirring up the tablet market a bit with its upcoming Mi Pad 4, what is perhaps the first tablet to have a face unlock that some are expecting to debut in the next iPad Pro.There hasn’t really been much development in the tablet market lately, particularly in the hardware.It’s a catch-22 situation that is slowly leading to the market’s demise save for a tablets devices aimed at very specific markets.Like the iPad Pros, the new Chromebook devices, and Windows 10 on ARM PCs.
Xiaomi is expected to launch the 4th device in its Mi Pad series of Tablets which is dubbed as Mi Pad 4 at an event a few days from now in China.Only recently, the company confirmed to us the device could come with the Snapdragon 660 SoC and an 8-inch screen with Full-HD, while other specs are also flying around in the form of rumors.Now, ahead of the official unveiling, the company has confirmed via its official Weibo account that the upcoming Mi Pad 4 could be the first of its Mi Pad series to sport the AI unlock, and if that pans out, then users of the upcoming device would only just have to gaze at their tablet in order to get their units unlocked.While this is something exciting, it should be noted that the feature which relies on the front facing camera may not be as secured as the Find X’s front-facing 3D camera, and the 3D module found in some other devices.According to previous reports, the Mi Pad 4 is expected to house a 13MP/5MP camera combo, with a massive 6,000mAh battery, while it is unsurprisingly tipped to arrive in two variants – one WiFi and one LTE-enabled either in 4GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB memory configuration.If rumors are to be believed the Mi Pad 4 might come with a price tag of CNY 1,499 ($230) for the base variant, while the other variant might go for as much as CNY 1,999 ($305).
One of the earliest complex lifeforms to exist on Earth has been named in honor of Barack Obama, continuing a strong love affair between scientists and the former president of the United States.The ancient, disc-shaped animal has been dubbed and lived some 550 million years ago.The discovery, by researchers at the University of California-Riverside and the South Australia Museum, took place in a newly excavated fossil bed located in South Australia's Flinders Ranges that has been dubbed "Alice's Restaurant Bed", borrowing a lyric from the Arlo Guthrie song that says "you can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant."Professor of paleontology Mary Droser, who led the research, told the Washington Post that the Obama moniker was bestowed upon the creature because it reminded researchers of an ear, something that avid Obama watchers and cartoonists will know was one of the former president's more obvious characteristics.Alice's Restaurant Bed is teeming with prehistoric fossils from the Ediacaran Biota, a group of soft-bodied animals representing some of the earliest lifeforms on Earth.Scientists are able to visualize their traits and physiology in the Ranges due to their remarkable preservation in fine-grain sandstone.
On June 21, around 20 institutions including Tencent Security, token trading platform Huobi.com (火币网), and China Blockchain Research Center (中国区块链应用研究中心), together established the China Blockchain Security Alliance (中国区块链安全联盟).The announcement was made during the first China Blockchain Security Summit (中国区块链安全高峰论坛) in Beijing.The Alliance’s mission is to ensure the healthy and sustainable development of the blockchain ecosystem and protect it from fraud.“We are willing to participate in blockchain’s industrial construction in the name of Tencent.We hope to contribute to blockchain’s security in China,” Ma Bin, vice president at Tencent said during the Summit.ICO mania and commercial blockchain concepts have been attracting massive attention in China.
Welcome back to your guide to finding out what's new online.Every week, we put together a podcast that lets you know what's been added to services like Netflix, Hulu and HBO Now.The audio is about a minute or two long.If you want to watch a bunch of robots and humans interacting, you've got a great option this weekend.The final episode of the new season of Westworld arrives on Sunday, June 24 at HBO's streaming services.The series was renewed for a third season quickly after the season two premiere.
Earlier this week we reported that Amazon Web Services appears to be planning the launch of a new end-user computing service that we speculated could be a competitor for Office 365.And today Amazon has given a hint we might just have been right with news of an update to its US$5/month-with-a-terabyte-of-storage WorkDocs cloudy word processor and document locker.Detailed here, the update means “you can now edit Microsoft Office documents in your browser without having to install any applications or connect with another web service.”Today, WorkDocs users who wish to edit MS Office docs in a browser require the Office Online plugin.But AWS has done a deal with Hancom Thinkfree Office Online so WorkDocs users can now create, edit and collaborate on Office docs without a shred of Microsoft anywhere.Which sounds like just the sort of hygiene you’d want if you were going to compete with Office 365 and wanted to make sure users could still use the world’s most popular document formats.
With China’s growing influence in AI globally, there has been an influx of AI experts coming into the country to experience it first-hand.Xu Bing is responsible for SenseTime’s investment and financial affairs, participates in the company’s strategic decision-making, formulates its long-term development plan, and promotes the company to become the AI unicorn with the highest amount of global financing.He has worked for many of the world’s top 500 companies such as Electronic Arts (EA) and Microsoft, and engaged in technical, sales and strategic business cooperation.During his work at EA, he led the EA Digital Platforms Division in China and contributed to several top-level products including “Need for Speed”, “FIFA Online”, “The Sims”, and their successful distribution in China.As the leader in global robotics vision, Face++ by Megvii is taking deep learning and remote sensing to the next level, dedicated to providing industry solutions and AI products for corporate users.Through its recent projects, Megvii has truly commercialized facial recognition: from Alipay to Ping’an Credits, facial recognition has been entering every aspect of our lives.
YouTube has made many changes of late in response to the scandals that its stars and content filters have brought about.But while many of these changes were made to appease authorities and sponsors, YouTube has also alienated quite a number of its own creators, making it harder for them to monetize their hard work.At VidCon 2018, the video streaming giant has announced new programs that they hope will appease those disgruntled YouTubers, including allowing them to sell without having to go to other third-party (a.k.a.YouTube may be a great way to show off a product or show how it’s made.YouTubers would always have to resort to ecommerce platforms like Etsy or Gumroad to reach their fans.And any time or transaction spent outside of YouTube is time lost for creators and viewers and money lost for YouTube.
After all, payments have accounted for much of Ant’s success, and the firm holds licenses to operate in key financial areas.And it’s on track to reach this goal.Ant started out as Alipay, an escrow service for Alibaba’s Taobao marketplace, in 2004.It was only this February that Alibaba finally bought ownership in the firm, taking a 33 percent stake.Just as Alibaba provides marketplaces for sellers and buyers to trade, Ant runs platforms that allow financial services firms to reach end-users.For instance, Bank of Nanjing has been using Ant’s risk control technology and Huaxia Bank has leaned on Ant in its transition to blockchain, AI, and biometric verification.
From Windows S to the new, somewhat disappointing first generation of always-on Windows 10 on ARM PCs, it is clear that Microsoft is worried.Its once unchallenged kingdom in the education and enterprise markets have been chipped away first by Apple and now by Google and its Chromebooks.The Windows maker is fighting back by trying to combine Windows 10 with hardware that makes mobile devices so useful: always-on connectivity and battery life.But even before Redmond can regain its foothold, it seems that Google will be fighting back with a Chromebook codenamed “Cheza”, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845.Chromebooks have traditionally run on two kinds of processors, low-power ARM chips from the likes of Rockchip or MediaTek, and Intel Atom or Celeron processors.It’s not surprising, then, that Google will also do the same on the ARM side.
When you are slapped with a patent lawsuit, one of the best ways to turn the tables is to have those patents invalidated.It is definitely easier and perhaps cheaper than arguing in court that you didn’t infringe on them anyway.Apple is no stranger to that tactic and is now pulling the same strategy on Qualcomm over four of the chip maker’s patents.Those same patents are, of course, the ones that Qualcomm is suing Apple for.According to Bloomberg, Apple has filed a petition with the US PTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board to cancel Qualcomm’s patents on automatic focus on a digital camera, a phone with a personal digital assistant, touch-sensitive displays, and efficient circuit memory.As with any case such as this, Apple will be required to show prior art, meaning that the patents in question are not exactly new when Qualcomm applied for them.
When Telstra announced its new simplified business strategy, dubbed "Telstra2022", it was revealed that this would result in the cutting of over 8,000 employees and contractors as well as a drastic reduction in the number of plans the telco offers."We will simplify our products by retiring more than 1,800 plans and introducing 20 core plans", Telstra announced in its statement regarding its consumer and small business customers.While it isn’t explicitly mentioned, this appears to be in relation to the telco’s entire suite of services, ranging from mobile to broadband and NBN.While this will likely reduce the confusion that comes with choosing a new plan, it may push some existing customers into less-than-ideal compromises when the time comes to switch."Excess data charges are a thing of the past"Another key alteration that Telstra detailed is "peace of mind data across a range of new post-paid plans", which will see the telco following a similar route to Vodafone’s 'unlimited' plans, which offer a throttled download speed once a user has reached their data cap rather than slap them with excess data charges.